Awards are always encouraging to move forward, here is our few of achievements: 


2015 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year

Innovation: Terahertz Corrosion/Coating Measurement Instrument

Corrosion Control Category: Coatings and Linings



Anis Rahman, Ph.D.

Aunik K. Rahman

Applied Research & Photonics, Inc.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

United States 

Kenneth B. Tator, P.E.

KTA-Tator, Inc.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States


The Applied Research & Photonics (ARP) terahertz instrumentation measures corrosion, as well as industrial and commercial coating thickness. A nondestructive, noncontact means of characterizing corrosion beneath a coating and/or coating layers’ thicknesses is accomplished by interrogating a coating system with terahertz radiation (T-ray) and utilizing the interferograms resulting from coherent and diffused reflections from different constituent layers as a function of the delay-time response at specific angle(s) of incidence. The layer-specific thicknesses are deduced by analyzing the interferograms in conjunction with the interference peak positions and some empirical modeling.



Innovation award of CLEO/LFW

Applied Research and Photonics wins 2011 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award

Currently, non-invasive measurement of the interior of various surfaces is a complex, multi-technique process. No direct method to obtain two critical factors–the concentration gradient of a permeating ingredient across the thickness of a substrate (e.g. skin) and the kinetics (i.e. rate) of such permeation–is thought to have previously existed.

This invention, a terahertz scanning reflectometer, is capable of measuring both the concentration gradient and the kinetics of diffusion in real time,” said Anis Rahman, CEO of Applied Research and Photonics. “We are excited about the impact this product will have in the industry and honored to be recognized by CLEO, Laser Focus World and the laser science community for this breakthrough in the world of lasers and optics


Dr. Anis Rahman wins NASA Tech Brief’s
Nano-50 Innovator Award 2008

ARP Press Release

11/14/2008, Harrisburg, PA.

Harrisburg based Applied Research and Photonics Inc. (ARP)’s founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Anis Rahman is the first Bangladeshi American to receive the NASA Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Award in the Innovator category for 2008. Dr. Rahman was one of the 14 recipients of this year’s Nano 50 Innovator award for his work on nanotechnology based terahertz radiation source and spectrometer.

ARP has invented a high power high efficiency terahertz technology having applications in biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and other life science areas. This proprietary technology is protected by US patents (awarded and pending). ARP’s terahertz spectrometer uses a novel nanomaterial for high power terahertz generation.  Terahertz technology provides next generation capabilities, overcoming the so-called terahertz gap, with new spectroscopy applications in this spectrum range that can not be done in any other way.

Anis Rahman and his son Aunik K. Rahman received the nano 50 Innovator award at the NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston, November 12-13, 2008.

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