University of Dayton School of Engineering

Welcome to the Intelligent Optics Lab

Intelligent Optics Lab Research

Researchers of the University of Dayton Intelligent Optics Laboratory (IOL) focus on the areas of controllable and adaptive optical systems and optical wave propagation through the atmosphere.

  • Fiber-array systems for directed energy and laser additive manufacturing
  • Adaptive optics and beam control: Hardware, software, integration
  • Atmospheric effects: Sensing, mitigation and exploitation
  • Adaptive beam projection and power beaming systems
  • Numerical analysis of atmospheric optics systems
  • Adaptive free-space laser communication systems

Our research is supported through a 7-km atmospheric optics testbed with continuously operating sensors for measurement of atmospheric turbulence strength and meteorological data.

About the Intelligent Optics Lab Team

The current IOL research and development team consists of personnel who specialize in the development of intelligent optics laser and sensing systems with improved performance in harsh operating conditions. The team works through Optonicus to provide an efficient transition of DoD technology to industry. The use of the IOL facility offers ~5,000 square feet of space in five optical laboratories and supporting labs for electronics and fiber-optic component development and testing.

Intelligent Optics Lab Equipment

High performance computers, amplifiers and control racks

Mobile trailer for field testing

Adaptive beam projection and power beaming systems

Atmospheric test bed lab

Numerical analysis of atmospheric optics systems

Fiber-array systems for directed energy and laser additive

Adaptive optics for beam control hardware and software

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Contact Us

Intelligent Optics Laboratory, Dr. Mikhail Vorontsov, Director

Fitz Hall 544J 
1529 Brown St 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-2797 

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