Researchers transmit energy with laser in ‘historic’ power-beaming demonstration

During a three-day-long tech demonstration at the David Taylor Model Basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland, attendees gathered to see a long-range, free-space power beaming system. Attendees this day, May 23, could see the system itself—the two 13-foot-high towers, one a 2-kilowatt laser transmitter, the other a receiver of specially designed photovoltaics. But the laser that was beaming 400 watts of power across 325 meters, from the transmitter to the receiver, was invisible to the naked eye. More

NRL Overview Video

Our talented team at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory drives innovative advances in science, technology and engineering from the seafloor to space and in the information domain. We develop, collaborate, and produce powerful results to maintain our nation’s agility and global maritime superiority. More

Federal Report Highlights NRL STEM Outreach Effort

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s STEM education efforts were recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology and the National Science and Technology Council last month in a federal report. More

NRL, AFRL Develop Direct-Write Quantum Calligraphy in Monolayer Semiconductors

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten diselenide (WSe2). Single photon emitters (SPEs), or quantum emitters, are key components in a wide range of nascent quantum-based technologies, including computing, secure communications, sensing and metrology. More

NRL Tech Transfer Office Forges Collaboration with Tech Incubator

The Technology Transfer Office at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory forged a strategic partnership with 1776, the nation’s largest network of entrepreneurial incubators, to foster innovative-intellectual exchange and gainful collaborative agreements. More


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