Who We Are

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Fibertek, Inc. is a privately held, small business providing Electro-Optical technologies and technical/engineering support services for the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, Government and Aerospace communities. We are based in Virginia and specialize in the development of electro-optical sensor systems and lasers for our customers.  Our technical staff members have earned advanced degrees in physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related disciplines. We have full analysis capabilities to support integration on all platforms including space vehicles and we leverage a fully integrated Product Life-Cycle Management (PLM) approach.  

Fibertek  was founded in 1983 by Dr. Walter Koechner – author, speaker and thought leader – in the basement of his Great Falls, VA, home. Fibertek ’s early work was in the area of fiber optics and systems to remotely detect laser use by adversaries; and its first Federal Government contract was to build and demonstrate a sensor to detect nuclear radiation using scintillator fibers. The company rapidly evolved from a small family business to a leader in the design, development and production of advanced solid-state lasers, optical radars and remote sensing systems as well as diverse engineering services and support.

Fibertek has been at the forefront of advanced laser and sensor technology; and our pioneering work in electro-optical systems has allowed us to become a globally recognized industry leader

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Our customers include, but are not limited to, key departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government as well as the leading defense and aerospace federal contractors. The former includes:

  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  •  Intelligence Community
  •  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)