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Communications and Photonic Testing

Innovative technology for design and test of photonic components and systems

Our Key Industries


Test fiber optic networks and optical components faster and more completely

Feeding the demand for faster and more reliable data connections, modern communications networks increasingly rely on high-performance fiber optics and photonics components. Luna’s advanced photonic testing solutions help engineers bring new photonic technology to market faster and more efficiently.


Advanced test and fiber optic measurement systems for communications and aerospace avionics, advanced materials and structures and specialty coatings

Developing and deploying advanced technologies for communications and aerospace avionics, lightweighting and specialty coatings requires high-quality, advanced avionics testing and measurement capabilities


Test, measurement and validation of new materials and systems

Automotive OEMs and suppliers rely on Luna automotive measurement solutions to develop, validate and manufacture the technologies that will drive a new era of mobility and sustainability.

Civil & Geotechnical

Rugged and extensible systems for real-time structural health monitoring

Rugged and reliable structural monitoring solutions help ensure the safety and security of our civil and geotechnical infrastructure.  Luna’s measurement systems can provide all the real-time data needed for condition assessment or valuable data to validate new materials or construction processes.  


Monitoring and measurements for the most challenging applications

Whether you work with renewable energy technologies, fossil fuel extraction or nuclear power to meet the rising global demand for efficient energy, Luna’s strain measurement and monitoring capabilities can help you better manage your operations and innovate more quickly.

Industrial & Manufacturing

Accurate and reliable monitoring to improve quality

The adoption of advanced manufacturing systems and Industry 4.0 technologies depend on more real-time fiber optic sensor and measurement data to drive efficiency and performance gains in industrial processes.

News & Events


How Luna is Helping to Make the World a Greener Place

Luna’s fiber-optic technology enables renewable energy technologies, reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, and allows manufacturers to produce more sustainable materials.

Learn how Luna's fiber-optic technology is helping to make the world a cleaner place to live and grow. 


What is Optical Coherence Tomography and how does Luna helps advance traditional imaging methods? | Part 1

For over a decade, Luna has been a trusted partner for Optical Coherence Tomography system integrators, offering OEM modules, subsystems, and test & measurement instruments to help capture higher resolutions images than traditional imaging methods.  


What is Optical Coherence Tomography and how does Luna helps advance traditional imaging methods? | Part 2

OCT systems can capture images at a higher resolution than traditional systems. In part 2 of the series, we cover the additional details of these fiber-based OCT systems and optical system integration capabilities.


Luna’s Pipeline Monitoring System Ensures Integrity and Smooth Operations for Mining Operations in South America

Luna’s fiber-optic-based distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system and OptaSense OS6™ real-time visualization software were deployed along the slurry line from a remote mining zone to a port hundreds of kilometers away. 


Exploring LIDAR, Part I

In this first of a two-part blog series, we take a closer look at LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology and its broad-reaching applications that impact many of our daily activities.


Exploring LIDAR, Part II

Luna’s RIO Lasers developed proprietary PLANEX technology specifically to address the needs of optical sensing and meteorology where high coherence length and low noise are critical enabling specifications. In this second post of a 2-part series, we examine the performance further and examples of outcomes.


Delayed Release of Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2023 Financial Results

Luna Innovations will delay the release of its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 financial results. 

A Special Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors is conducting an independent review of certain transactions for which revenue was recognized in the second and third quarters of 2023 that did not qualify for revenue recognition under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. 


Luna Acquires Silixa

Our acquisition of Silixa, Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing Systems & Solutions provider, strengthens Luna's portfolio of distributed fiber optic sensing solutions.

This acquisition adds significant new growth markets and applications, further expanding our global footprint.

 Conference Call Scheduled for December 21st, at 11:00 AM ET


Luna Announces $50 Million Strategic Investment from White Hat Capital Partners

Proceeds from this strategic investment were partially used to fund the acquisition of Silixa, also announced today, and related transaction costs in the aggregate amount of approximately $25 million. Remaining proceeds were used to repay the Company’s outstanding $17 million term loan with PNC Bank and strengthen the Company’s balance sheet.


Luna Secures Large, Multi-Unit Follow-on Order Under Agreement with Northrop Grumman

Luna has extended its existing relationship with Northrop Grumman by securing a new, multi-unit, multi-million dollar order for its OBR 6200 portable backscatter reflectometer in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


Commissioning Finalized on World’s Largest Fiber Optic-based Infrastructure Monitoring System

Luna collaborated with  automation contractor ABB, to provide leak detection, pipeline security and facility security across the 1,811 km route for the transcontinental gas supply from Azerbaijan to the EU, a project spanning six years for Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP).


Luna Reflectometers - An Indispensable Tool for PDV System Diagnostics

Luna’s optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) technology has facilitated PDV system development since the early days of PDV. The OBR 4600’s high spatial resolution reflectivity measurement and ability to characterize a complete optical path in one scan make it extremely useful as a diagnostic tool for PDV systems.


Luna Polarization Control Technology Enables Growth of Hyperscale Data Centers

Luna announced a large contract in support of a major technology provider’s hyperscale data centers. The provider will employ Luna’s polarization control technology to help improve the accuracy of tests it performs on components it installs in its data centers.

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