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Advanced Photonix Awarded $2 Million in Contracts

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2007
Advanced Photonix Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., has received a $1 million order from the US military for LED arrays used in night-vision displays. The display allows soldiers to see in all types of battlefield conditions and combat situations. The company also was awarded a separate $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the US Department of Homeland Security to develop a flexible terahertz metrology instrument that can be marketed to customers currently using nuclear-source gauges.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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