Optical and Quantum Communications Technology
We research and develop a wide range of space, airborne, and terrestrial communication systems. These systems include hardware for a terminal that is used in a near-Earth wideband relay laser communication system and prototypes of a beam director that will be integrated in a laser communication system. Our team has created the most sensitive high-data-rate laser communications links ever developed. We have also begun new research into extending the range and utility of undersea communication transceivers.
Undersea Optical Communications
A system that enables robust, long-distance communications between underwater vehicles exploits laser technology.
quantum systems and science
Quantum Network Test Bed
Lincoln Laboratory and MIT researchers are creating a shared quantum network test bed that will be used for developing and realistic testing of applications that take advantage of quantum science's potential to enable diverse, advanced communication, sensing, and computing systems.
In the Media
Advancing Our Research
Quantum simulator of an open quantum system using superconducting qubits: exciton transport in photosynthetic complexes
New J. Phys., Vol. 14, October 2012, 105013.
Photonic ADC: overcoming the bottleneck of electronic jitter
Opt. Express, Vol. 20, No. 4, 13 February 2012, pp. 4454-4469.
Compact external-cavity semiconductor mode-locked laser with quantum-well-intermixed modulator and saturable absorber
IPC11, IEEE Photonics Conf., 9-13 October 2011, pp. 753-754.