Jmar Technologies Inc., of San Diego, has received $2 million in funding under a previously announced $34.5 million Department of Defense (DoD) contract for ongoing refinement of its laser-produced plasma (LPP) source for x-ray nanolithography applications. JMAR has been developing the technology under a multiyear contract with the DoD and is producing different soft x-ray wavelengths for applications including x-ray microscopy and x-ray nanoprobe instrumentation. Jmar said lasers it developed for the LPP source are now being used in laser crystal conditioning and advanced microscope illumination, and that the remaining funding will enable it to improve the versatility and efficiency of its LPP source. . . . PolyBrite International Inc., a Naperville, Ill., manufacturer of LED-based products, announced that its SCV (stole charging valve) light collar has passed US Navy testing and is ready to be produced and deployed as a component of submarine emergency escape equipment. PolyBrite sells the SCV light collars, which will be used in submarine crash bags, under a licensing agreement with Westinghouse Lighting Corp. . . . Telops announced it has received an order from a photonics company for four of its V1000 burn-in/lifetest systems for use in semiconductor laser tests. Telops, based in Quebec, makes optoelectronic systems for the telecommunications, defense and aerospace industries.
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