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Defense & Security

Virtual and Augmented Reality Tech Joins the Fight against Crime

AR and VR infiltrate shady criminal worlds and are beginning to tackle terrorism.

PW19_OPTO videos

Slides and audio of talks at SPIE Photonics West.

21 February 2019
US Capitol

An open letter to US Congress highlights the importance of science to the US economy and describes the harm caused by the recent shutdown.

13 February 2019
Donna Strickland, Univ of Waterloo

The 2018 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics spoke at SPIE Photonics West.

7 February 2019

fNIRS technology creates an increasingly sophisticated connection between brain and computer.

1 January 2019
nLight stays positive despite China challenges
Fiber laser firm and recent Prism Award winner reports first full-year results since listing as a public company.
21 February 2019
Lockheed Martin-led group offers IR-enabled Falcon to counter missiles
Falcon is driven by Diehl's 40-km range Infra-Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled (IRIS-T) SLM interceptor.
20 February 2019
China slowdown weighs on Coherent outlook
Tariffs, debt and waning consumer confidence reduces visibility in key materials processing market.
30 January 2019
Lumibird hits €100M milestone
Paris-listed laser maker now targeting €150M turnover by 2021, alongside increased profitability.
29 January 2019

Timothy Day: Good causes make for great business in photonics