Photonics are making a big impact in space applications.

Main segments are:

  • Microwave photonics to offer new functionality and performance to RF payloads.
  • Optical transceivers to allow high-speed optical digital links to interconnect digital processors.
  • Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), e.g., for micro spectrometers, integrated solid state gyro, laser beam steering and optical modulation/demodulation.
  • Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBGs) and other sensing approaches to measure temperature, strain, acceleration, and rotation.
  • LiDAR for high-spatial resolution, tropospheric wind measurements, cloud & aerosols measurements and topographic height and positioning
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