Space-based optical communications

From gravitational wave research to quantum sensors, launch a new wave of space research with flexible, software-defined test equipment. To learn more, watch our webinar with Photonics Media, where our co-founder and CEO Daniel Shaddock shares phase measurement techniques essential for coherent beam combination (CBC), optical metrology, free-space optical (FSO) communication, and gravitational wave detection.

A researcher using Moku:Pro to perform optics testing

Watch our webinar with Optica

A new phase for test: Strategies for modern phase detection


Advanced tools for optical research and development

Whether you're researching the origins of the universe or making critical laser technology developments, Moku devices provide an all-in-one, multi-instrument solution for exploring novel concepts and enabling pivotal discoveries in astrophysics. With Moku, the instruments you need are already there, right when you need them.

Lock lasers with ease

Long-range, high-precision laser sensing applications require tunable, customizable configurations. The Moku Laser Lock Box enables efficient laser frequency stabilization, allowing you to lock the frequency onto a reference cavity or atomic transition.

Enhance optical system stability

Optimize optical phase control with the Moku Phasemeter, enabling more comprehensive free-space optical communication research. 

Enable ultra-precise phase control

Continuously control multiple phase-coherent channels for laser stabilization and steering, directed energy, and optical electronics. Measure relative to an onboard reference clock with greater than 300 ppb accuracy.


Developing quantum sensors for deep space applications

Advanced deep space applications require test equipment with the flexibility to deliver multiple instruments simultaneously and the performance to enable the development of stable, reliable hardware. Devices such as quantum sensors, including time and frequency references for deep space navigation, are essential for global positioning services. The Moku:Pro Laser Lock Box, Digital Filter Box, Lock-in Amplifier, and PID Controller instruments help enable better research, development, and validation of these devices.


Shedding light on dark matter

When pushing the boundaries of particle physics, researchers need flexible, accurate equipment that can easily integrate with existing optical setups while measuring incredibly small signals. Moku instruments provide the versatility, ease-of-use, and performance necessary to uncover the mysteries of matter. Read the case study with DESY to learn more.


Engineered for demanding applications. Like yours.

With 14+ powerful, high-performance instruments in a single hardware platform, you have the freedom to explore advanced concepts and research with unparalleled ease. Streamline measurements in applications such as:

  • Directed energy
  • Gravitational wave detection
  • Interferometry
  • Optical ranging
  • Oscillator analysis

Compare hardware platforms

Explore Moku hardware options and compare the instrument specs to choose the right device for your application.

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About Liquid Instruments

Liquid Instruments delivers modern, software-defined test and measurement solutions that provide advanced capabilities, a great user experience, and custom programmability for maximum flexibility and performance in a range of applications.