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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
Quantum imaging center opens in Glasgow
Business-focused QuantIC hub funded by UK government for next five years.
25 February 2015
IR detectors replaced on James Webb telescope
Design flaws in original equipment see replacement of near-infrared detectors in three JWST instruments.
25 February 2015
Capasso lab advance suggests industry role for flat photonics
Flat lens from Harvard physicists turns 'normal' optics on its head with the help of metasurfaces.
19 February 2015
Boeing wins contract to improve laser weapon pointing
$29.5M deal with US Office of Naval Research expected to result in 'exceptional accuracy' of new laser weapons on warships.
19 February 2015
3D-printed parts for disaster-response robots


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