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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.

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Overview

Developers and manufacturers of fiber optic systems and photonic components rely on Luna to deliver the data needed to analyze and optimize designs and quickly characterize and diagnose the optical performance of fiber optic assemblies, connectors, photonic components, and photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

Luna’s systems can deliver very fast and accurate results for end-of-line manufacturing test, or deployed as an advanced analyzer, delivering new insight to help develop and optimize today’s advanced photonic devices and systems.

Explore Key Solutions below for examples of Luna systems delivering essential capabilities for photonic devices, photonic components and fiber optics.

Key Solutions

Photonic integrated circuit (PIC)
  • Optical Device Test and Characterization

    Optical device test and characterization, based on optical frequency-domain reflectometry (OFDR), delivers the fastest and most complete characterization of fiber optic components, including PICs and silicon photonics. Fully characterize an optical component in a single three-second scan with full polarization analysis and incredible spatial resolution.

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  • Testing Fiber Optic Networks and Assemblies

    Luna’s fiber optic test solutions provide unprecedented visibility with fast and accurate characterization of waveguide devices, integrated optical devices, fiber components, cables and short networks. Ultra-high resolution reflectometers spatially map loss, including IL and RL measurements, along a network, allowing precise location of loss events, bad connectors, fiber bends and more. Also, Luna offers the industry’s highest-resolution portable reflectometer designed for field maintenance applications.

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Featured Products

Optical test products

Optical Component Test

Fiber optic network test products

Fiber Optic Network Test

PSY-201

Polarization Management and Emulation

Fiber optic network test products

Fiber Optic Network Test

Test and characterize fiber optic cables, assemblies and network with unmatched speed, precision and spatial resolution. Luna’s OBR reflectometers can analyze loss with a spatial resolution and sensitivity unmatched in the industry.
PSY-201

Polarization Management and Emulation

Control and manage polarization in your optical system with our lossless fiber-squeezer based multifunctional polarization controllers for highest performance. Emulate all polarization impairment parameters including SOP, PMD, and PDL, with our complete line of emulation products for network and system characterization.

From Our Blog

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Lightwave Webcasts: Advances in Optical Testing

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OFC 2021

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Polarization in Fiber Optic Systems: How to Measure and Manage for Optimal Performance

This webinar explains the fundamentals of polarization properties and parameters and describes the different techniques used to measure and control polarization-related impairments.

ON-DEMAND

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You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See – Luna’s OBR 4600 Enables Unprecedented Visibility into Silicon Photonics Designs

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Luna Launches New Analyzer for PICs and Silicon Photonics

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Portable High-Resolution Reflectometer for Field Maintenance Applications

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Luna, Maple Leaf Photonics and LIGENTEC join forces at OFC 2023 to showcase automated PIC probe station.

Luna Innovations, Maple Leaf Photonics, and LIGENTEC join forces to demonstrate a complete and modular solution for fast and precise characterization of complex photonic circuits. 

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Techniques for Measuring the PDL of Optical Systems or Components

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ON-DEMAND: How to Test and Characterize Conventional and Specialty Optical Fibers Webinar

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Luna and Lockheed Martin Extend Partnership with $6M+ deal

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Upgrade Your Fiber Optic Diagnostics with Portable Ultra-High Resolution Optical Backscatter Reflectometry

This webinar will explain how portable OBR technology can locate and analyze issues and defects in fiber optic assemblies with submillimeter technology, and make very precise measurements of fiber optic latency and length

ON-DEMAND

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Luna Innovations Acquires New Ridge Technologies

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Accelerate Silicon Photonics Development with Advanced Testing and Automation

This webinar describes Luna's advanced approach to silicon photonics testing and Maple Leaf Photonics' modular and flexible platform for automated testing of dies, and how these two technologies integrate into an effective complete solution for silicon photonics. 

ON-DEMAND

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Luna’s Solutions for Quantum Communications

Cyber attacks on sensitive data are increasing at an alarming rate with the annual cost of cybercrime reaching $10.5 trillion by 2025. In this environment, ultra-secure communication links are needed more than ever. Quantum communication technology is positioned to solve this problem. 

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Benefits of Fiber Optic Sensing Versus Electrical Gages

Why do customers choose FOS over electrical gages? In this post we unpack why fiber optic sensing has overtaken electrical sensors. While electrical sensors have been the industry standard for over 80 years, they have limitations that make them a sub-optimal choice for many applications in which fiber optic sensors excel.

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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.

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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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OFC 2022

OFC 2022 | March 8-10, 2022 | San Diego, CA | Booth 2921

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Luna Polarization Technology Helps Largest Radio Telescope in the World Measure 900mph Winds on Jupiter

Luna technology was used by an international team of astronomers who just measured Jupiter’s raging stratospheric winds for the very first time—and they used a 27-year-old comet to do it.

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Luna Secures Follow-on Order with Lockheed Martin

Significant Multi-Unit Purchase Order for F-35