Optalysys has commenced a seedling project with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).


To investigate applying the Optalysys optical processing technology towards solving complex mathematical equations that form the basis of large scale simulations such as those used in plasma modelling and fluid dynamics.


  • A feasibility report describing the outputs of an Optalysys research system performing example mathematical functions.
  • A roadmap for scaling the technology into a commercial product.


  • Successfully awarded a $350k grant from DARPA for the 13 month “seedling” project (see press release for more details).
  • Started 11th April 2016.
  • The project was successfully completed in June and we are now in discussions with DARPA with regards to follow-on projects.
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