High Power Laser Technology Could Revolutionize Manufacturing Industry

From : "...My Dayton daily news"

Dayton OH March 1,2014 – The U.S. Navy plans to launch a warship this year armed with a laser cannon. The Navy's directed-energy weapon, developed over six years at a cost of $40 million, uses fiber optic solid-state laser technology.Directed-energy technology...is being developed at the University of Dayton for the U.S. Department of Defense, said Mikhail Vorontsov, the Wright Brothers endowed chair at UD's School of Engineering and director of the university's Intelligent Optics Laboratory. Military applications of Vorontsov's technology are still some years away, but it has the potential today to transform the manufacturing industry."