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Defense & Security

Mosaic Warfare

DARPA's Director of the Strategic Technology Office wants the US military to rethink R&D and adopt lessons learned from Silicon Valley.


Building on some notable recent success stories, the European photonics platform is anticipating a busy 2019 for innovation.

19 March 2019

The various petawatt-class laser systems at the ELI Beamlines facility near Prague bring to fruition the Nobel-winning vision of Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland.

15 March 2019
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From Arizona to New York, and Florida to Colorado, photonics communities continue to grow in influence across the country.

12 March 2019

With Europe's ten-year flagship research program now officially under way, and plans for a similar US effort passed by Congress, the global race to develop quantum technology has moved up a gear.

6 March 2019

Autonomous Sensors conference at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing to showcase future trends for autonomous operations.

6 March 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

SPIE Newsroom
11 March 2019