Space Mission Uses Utah Technology To Detect Life On Mars


By: Elaine Taylor  |  Friday, January 17, 2014 An upcoming mission to Mars will have the help of one Utah company that will be providing some of the technology to find chemical evidence of life beneath the iron oxide that gives the “Red Planet” its nickname. Wasatch Photonics makes high-tech refraction gratings and spectrometers that […]


Local Tech Company Assisting with 2018 Mars Mission


By Kevin Opsahl | Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:58 pm The Herald Journal A Logan-based company is developing technology that will be used to help find traces of organic material and water on a mission to Mars in 2018. The optical imaging company Wasatch Photonics, located at 1305 N. 1000 […]

Wasatch Photonics Technology to be Used for Mission to Mars

West Lafayette, Ind., Logan, Utah, Durham, N.C. and Madrid Technology from Wasatch Photonics, Inc., an optical imaging company, will be used to help meet the technological and scientific objectives of a mission to Mars. Madrid-based Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, a public research organization specializing in aerospace research and technology […]

Prism Awards Finalist

Wasatch Photonics is pleased to announce our  selection as a finalist in the Prism Awards 2013. The Stroker f/1.3 spectrometer has been recognized for its excellence in the Category of Detectors, Sensing, Imaging, and Cameras. Read more at Photonics Prism Awards. Learn about the Ultimate in Spectrometers, including the Stroker f/1.3. November […]

Wasatch Photonics Receives SBIR Phase I

Wasatch Photonics Receives SBIR Phase I for High-speed Low-cost Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography System for Intravascular Imaging Applications. Read more at June 6, 2011

Wasatch Photonics Awarded Contract from Nanjing Institute in China

Wasatch Photonics was awarded a contract from Nanjing Institute in China to produce a total of 60 large format gratings for their project at LaMost Observatory. Four different sets (15 of ea.) are being produced to monitor various bands of the spectrum. The size varies according to spatial frequency of […]

Optics Letters V.30 No.5

“Multimillijoule chirped parametric amplification of few-cycle pulses” by Andrius Baltuska et al Read more: Optics Letters / Volume 30, No 5 / March 1, 2005

Enhanced Gratings

Excerpt: The Dickson WP-1200 from Wasatch Photonics is an enhanced-volume phase holographic grating that operates from 1525-1565 nm, with polarization dependent loss of <0.3dB, insertion loss of <0.8dB, and dispersion of 7.13 degrees. Photonics Spectra Magazine: Innovative Products “Enhanced Grating” Page 155 July 4, 2004

WP Announces Holographic Grating Patent

Logan, Utah, USA – June 15, 2004 Wasatch Photonics, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced holographic optics for the optical networking, defense, test & measurement, and medical industries, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted co-founder Dr. LeRoy Dickson a patent for Advanced Holographic Gratings. Wasatch […]

Photonics Spectra Magazine: Photonics Research

Excerpt: Scientists at the University of Central Florida in Orlando have demonstrated a passive-optics no-moving-parts 1-D bar-code scanner. One of several designs for such systems offered by the team, it promises to enable the development of simple, eye-safe scanners with no moving parts for use in a variety of applications. […]