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20 Jul 22
Raytheon UK to set up site for high-energy laser weapons

Defense giant to establish integration center for directed energy sources in Livingston, Scotland, as demand grows.

19 Jul 22
UK laser weapon ready for high-power test

MBDA Systems says that ‘Dragonfire’ consortium’s prototype showed good tracking accuracy in recent trials.

19 Jul 22
SPIE Astro: Keck and ALPAO to develop ‘next-gen’ adaptive optics…

…and PlaneWave Instruments partners with Hart Scientific on pre-integrated adaptive optics solutions.

14 Jul 22
Flir Defense wins $62 million robot orders from US military...

...Northrop Grumman progresses 300kW laser weapon; Elbit’s Helicopter Vision Suite enables pilots to “own the weather”.

05 Jul 22
Laser writing offers route to microscale gas sensors

Penn State project uses laser-induced thermal voxels to create customizable device.

29 Jun 22
Intel Labs reports integrated photonics research advance

A tightly-controlled 8-wavelength laser array on a silicon wafer with matched power and uniform spacing.

28 Jun 22
Dxcover’s FTIR spectroscopy biopsy promising for pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Small sample proof of concept study used ATR-FTIR on dried blood serum; Scotland-based firm to develop US operation.

16 Jun 22
LASYS 2022: LZH presents laser material processing innovations to users

LZH scientists are also investigating the influence of gravity on laser beam welding processes designed for space applications.

16 Jun 22
QuiX creates ‘largest’ quantum photonic processor to work with quantum dots…

…as Quantinuum upgrades its Model H1 quantum-computer – expanding to 20 connected qubits.

15 Jun 22
BlueHalo wins $11M US AFRL contract for laser communications technologies

For a pair of flight terminals and ground station to demonstrate in-orbit processing of satellite operations for AFRL

14 Jun 22
Elbit unveils COPAS-L for military surveillance and target acquisition...

...while Teledyne Flir Defense also launches Kobra 725 military robot at this week’s Eurosatory defense expo.

13 Jun 22
Metalenz meta-optics arrive in time-of-flight sensor

Market debut of commercialized technology comes through partnership with STMicroelectronics.

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