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US Navy Wants Laser Weapon System On Ships By 2014
2013-04-09 11:26:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Laser Weapon System On USS Dewey ] The US Navy believes the time to embrace the future is now as it looks to mount a weaponized laser on one of its ships. The laser weapon system, or LaWS, has been in testing for several years and now the pentagon believes it can effectively be used to bring down slow-flying drones and injure nearby ships. The Navy says it plans to have the laser installed by fiscal 2014,...

2013-02-04 23:00:06

Leading high-power laser provider nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced that it has released its CW/QCW Fiber Laser. Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 Leading high-power laser provider nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced that it has released its CW/QCW Fiber Laser. The platform integrates nLIGHT´s proprietary, vertically integrated technologies to deliver a highly reliable and cost-effective fiber laser solution. nLIGHT and leading system integrators have developed...

2011-08-22 07:00:00

Leading high-power semiconductor laser provider nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced it has received $17.5 million in fully subscribed Series E financing. This funding round brings the company's total equity funding to approximately $110 million. Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Leading high-power semiconductor laser provider nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced it has received $17.5 million in fully subscribed Series E financing. This funding round brings the company's...

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2011-04-11 12:50:00

A high-energy laser (HEL) has been fired by the U.S. Navy from one of its ships for the first time. Researchers used the HEL to disable a boat by setting fire to its engines off the coast of California. "From a science and technology point of view, the marriage of directed energy and kinetic energy weapon systems opens up a new level of deterrence into scalable options for the commander," Peter Morrison from the Office of Naval Research said in a statement. Similar systems were previously...

2011-01-20 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a tier-one provider of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced a new line of laser diodes that feature the highest level of efficiency and performance in the industry by combining the best laser diode technology from Oclaro's Zurich facility with the excellent packaging technology from Oclaro's Tucson site. This new line of laser diodes, available to customers today and being showcased at...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a provider of optical components for industrial applications, today unveiled the industry's lowest price / highest performance 8xx nm fiber-coupled laser diode and will be showcasing the new Orion(TM) platform at Photonics West in San Francisco, Calif. The latest Orion fiber-coupled diode laser is one-half the size and 1.5x the brightness of competitive products in its category and delivers 30W of power at...

2009-12-01 06:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost & Sullivan '2009 European Diode-Pumped Solid State Laser Technology Innovation of the Year Award', is presented to KLASTECH Karpushko Laser Technologies GmbH. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) For the Technology Innovation Award, the following criteria were used to benchmark KLASTECH's performance against key competitors: uniqueness of the technology, impact on new products/applications, impact on functionality, impact...


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