The innovative and groundbreaking research work at DOT has been supported by private investments as well as government support, in the form of SBIR and non-SBIR programs. Since its foundation in 1998, DOT has been supported by contracts from:
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Army Research Office (ARO)
Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
High Energy Laser – Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO)
Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
DOT has pioneered the development of several key technologies. These include the development of a holographic beam combiner, a holographic spectrum analyzer, an optical network integration platform, and a holographic tri-stimulus filter for eye protection. It has also developed a holographic 3CCD camera and a polarimetric laser radar system. Current research activities at DOT involve development of gyroscopes, accelerometers, atomic clocks, and laser beam combiners.
The areas of technical expertise at DOT include: Holography, Wavelength Division Multiplexing, Spectrum Analysis, LADAR, Polarimetry, Rotation Sensing, Accelerometry, Quantum Communication, Optical Communication, and Atomic Clocks.