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Defense & Security

New wide-area surveillance techniques for protection of pipeline infrastructure
An automated mechanism can detect and issue warnings of machinery threats to pipeline rights-of-way.
Massive arrays of miniaturized electrospray emitters, individually regulated by carbon nanotube wicking structures, achieve high and uniform-array emission of ionic liquid ion sources.
19 January 2015
A novel artificial optical material combines the most interesting features of hyperbolic metamaterials and photonic crystals.
9 January 2015

Micro-structures provide unique identifiers for physical objects, and since they can be optically detected with a mobile device, they can be applied in fields from security and forensics to anti-counterfeiting.

1 December 2014
The optical serial coherent analyzer of radio frequency combines aspects of electronic and photonics-assisted devices.
11 November 2014

Microwave photonics enables the transfer of radio frequency signals over optical fibers for mobility and high bandwidth, bridging the gap between wireless applications and photonic technology.

6 November 2014
New York and Florida take lead for $220M photonics hub
New York consortium cites a coast-to-coast plan; Central Florida offers broad southeast coalition.
30 January 2015
SPIE opens up Townes archive
Papers published by the laser pioneer detail astronomy and astrophysics technologies.
30 January 2015
European photonics industry back to growth in 2014
Sector production value rose 3% to €60 billion, says Optech Consulting.
28 January 2015
Laser inventor Charles Townes dies at 99
Nobel laureate shared 1964 prize for physics with Nicolay Basov and Aleksandr Prokhorov.
28 January 2015
3D-printed parts for disaster-response robots

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