At Photonics West, Jessica Rowbury spoke to Bridgesat, a company developing the ground infrastructure for satellite communication
The UK Space Agency is working with Glyndŵr University’s OpTIC Technology Centre and the SETsquared Partnership to launch an entrepreneurial programme to get more entrepreneurs into space
Researchers have published findings on newly observed challenges of using ‘twisted’ light as a form of wireless, high-capacity data transmission in urban environments that could one day render fibre-optical communication obsolete
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Measuring optical signals in the femtowatt (10-15) to nanowatt (10-9) range can be a daunting task. In order to achieve significant improvements in noise rejection we need to turn to a lock-in amplifier, which can improve noise rejection by 3 orders of magnitude or more.
Researchers at the University of Sydney have produced a photonic microchip that slows down the transmission of digital information by converting light signals into acoustic waves
Matthew Dale takes a look at some of the space technologies presented at Laser World of Photonics, including lidar for global methane analysis and laser communication technology