The Optical Techniques Branch at the Naval Research Laboratory conducts research in the following areas:

  • Fiber Optic Interferometric Sensors:
    • Transducer Design and Development
    • Fiber Sensor Multiplexing Approaches
    • Interrogation and Demodulation Techniques

  • Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing:
    • Phase coherent OTDR
    • Brillouin and Raman

  • Laser Sensors
  • Fiber Laser Sensors
  • Distributed Fiber Sensors
  • Fiber Tip Sensors
  • Application Areas:
    • Sonar: Hull, Towed, and Bottom mounted Acoustic Sensor Systems
    • Magnetic field sensing
    • Distributed Seismic and Acoustic sensing
    • Structural Monitoring
    • Sensor Data Fusion