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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.
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
Nepal earthquake response with Aeryon sUAV

From satellites to smartphones, today's imaging technologies have proven instrumental to relief efforts in Nepal.

21 May 2015
Local tensions break out over AIM Photonics HQ
Legacy Tower building announced as the administrative center of the $600M effort by SUNY Polytechnic, amid concern over who exactly is in charge.
19 August 2015
Jenoptik 'firmly on course' as sales rise
Laser and optical systems segment flat; new organizational structure comes into effect at start of next year.
11 August 2015
American hub delivers hope for a competitive photonics sector
Core mission of AIM Photonics will be to serve DoD needs, but commercial benefits will emerge from a new economy of scale for integrated photonics.
11 August 2015
Newport cutting back after sales miss
Spectra-Physics in the firing line as divisional sales drop 11% sequentially.
5 August 2015
 
Kevin Knopp: High-pressure mass spectrometer detects chemical threats

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