Optical and Microwave
Optical and Microwave Communications
Astrolight is a Lithuanian high-tech company focused on engineering communication technologies that will shape the future of humanity. It was founded in the year 2019 in capital city Vilnius by researchers from Center for Physical Sciences and Technology and Vilnius Tech university. Our founding team has more than 10 years of experience in fields of radio telecommunications, photonics and satellite technology. We are based in Science and Technology Park of Institute of Physics – the cluster with highest concentration of laser and photonics related technology companies in Lithuania.
Astrolight is developing compact fiber-optical laser communication terminals for satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). These terminals are designed to operate in an eye-safe wavelength range of 1.55 μm or 2 μm. Invisible and narrow laser beams enable unprecedented immunity to electromagnetic interference, while 2 μm wavelength is hardly detectable even with modern infrared cameras. Non-licensed spectrum makes these terminals attractive also for terrestrial use by delivering 4G/5G connectivity where fiber infrastructure is not available. The technology of 2 μm fiber amplifier dedicated for UAV laser communication system is developed under the Licensing agreement with Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania
3D SURFACE ANTENNAS
3D SURFACE ANTENNAS
Astrolight holds a unique technology that enables cost-effective electroless metal plating on 3D surfaces – Selective Surface Activation Induced by Laser (SSAIL). SAIL is a patented technology for additive metallization directly onto the dielectric material by modifying surface properties with a laser. It has been developed in Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania and licensed to Astrolight. Lasers can write the circuits directly by modifying the surface of polymers followed by an electroless metal plating.
SSAIL is a three-step process: surface modification by laser, chemical activation and electroless metal plating. Compared with other metallization processes, SSAIL requires no special additives and circuits can even be printed on transparent and flexible substrates. The new technology offers laser writing speeds of up to 4 m/s, and spatial plating pitch as small as 25µm.
Licensing agreement with Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Lithuania for Patent EP3512980 PCT/IB2017/055362 METHOD FOR FORMATION OF ELECTRO-CONDUCTIVE TRACES ON POLYMERIC ARTICLE SURFACE
Field of use: Production of Radio communication antennas. Licensing territory: Worldwide, including sublicensing