Optical Products

Free Space Optical Modem

The qBeam Free Space Optical (FSO) Communications (FSOC) modem supports terrestrial and space-ground optical communications (LEO, GEO) at GigE, 2.5 GigE, and 10 GigE speeds when coupled with a compatible optical telescope.  The FSOC modem includes sophisticated forward error correction (FEC) and fade tolerant mitigation techniques to greatly reduce the effects of atmospheric scintillation on link performance and support longer range links than otherwise possible.  Client interface is via a standard RJ45 connection (GigE) or SFP+ connection (2.5 & 10 GigE).

An optional Avalanche Photo Diode (APD) receiver unit is also offered, which includes a safety shutter to prevent unsafe exposure of the APD sensor.  Our latest version of the system combines the FSOC modem and APD unit into a single 1U housing, as shown.

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Multi-spectral SWIR Camera

qbeam’s high resolution, ultra-sensitive, configurable SWIR multi-spectral camera opens up new opportunities in the scientific, medical, security and industrial inspection fields. A unique  dichroic prism architecture enables low optical insertion loss in each channel, while maintaining the original high resolution from each internal sensor. The camera's design supports a variety of UDT Sensor’s Unlimited sensors, providing  unique imaging and sensing capabilities in the SWIR band.

For example, this multi-spectral camera can be used to provide a "color" capability in the SWIR band, with a wide range of tactical and imaging applications.

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FSOC Window Ablation Laser

qBeam’s portable laser ablation device allows Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) to operate through typical office windows.
Commercial buildings utilize energy efficient windows (low-E) to reduce HVAC operating costs. This coating blocks infrared wavelengths
and thus precludes operating FSOC equipment from indoors.
A small opening is created in the low-E coating using a laser beam to allow IR energy to pass through with minimal attenuation.
Dramatic improvement in transmission for free space optical communications.
The process is permanent and can be applied in a matter of minutes.

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Laser Light Modulator

The Laser Light Modulator is a device that detects the presence of coherent or spectrally very narrow light and imparts a slow amplitude modulation on its intensity. Through the use of polarizers and a birefringent crystal, light with very narrow spectral content is modulated while broader spectral light (including sunlight) is not modulated. Therefore, this device can detect the presence of spectrally narrow light (including laser light) in the presence of higher intensity background light. Indirect or scattered light can also be detected.

This device is typically integrated onto a commercial camera lens and its use results in any pixels on the imaging plane that receive narrow spectral light to appear as blinking.

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Laser Etching

qBeam’s high resolution and configurable micro-etching assembly supports marking opportunities in the scientific, medical, and asset tracking fields. The device allows marking of many different material surfaces, from metals to plastics. The unit supports etching of barcodes, QR codes and text using standard fonts, down to sub-millimeter size. This assembly can reduce the burden of tagging or marking components for inventory or other industrial purposes. The unit  includes a small form-factor PC and user interface GUI for easy system control.

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