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Defense & Security

Novel laser diode technology for free-space communications
Aluminum gallium indium nitride materials present an emerging system for defense and security applications.

A new protocol involves joint entangled measurements and can be applied to continuous variable systems for hacking-safe communication.

24 September 2015
Considering individual parts as functional equivalents of the whole helps automatic image recognition of partially hidden weapons for threat assessment.
11 August 2015
Combining technologies from cosmic ray and laser physics can sweep space junk.
16 July 2015

Quantum cascade laser-based mid-IR spectrometers are used to detect threats in the air, and on various surfaces, at both short and long standoff distances.

11 June 2015
A hybrid system that incorporates advanced adaptive optics and algorithm acceleration techniques can compensate wavefront aberrations caused by turbulence and improve image quality.
29 May 2015
Lockheed ramps laser weapon modules
First laser to be built using modular approach and commercial fiber sources will be a 60 kW system for the US Army.
6 October 2015
3D Systems and Penn State promote direct metal printing to US military
Academic-industrial partnership works on value of Direct Metal Printing at US Center for Innovative Materials Processing.
6 October 2015
Last call for Prism Award 2016 entries
Awards for photonics technology innovation across 12 categories to be presented at Photonics West 2016 gala dinner.
1 October 2015
Spectral data suggest a watery Mars
The red planet could still be a wet planet, according to a spectral analysis of images captured by an orbiting spectrometer.
29 September 2015
Kevin Knopp: High-pressure mass spectrometer detects chemical threats