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Slaughter asks SOE for higher expenditure in lasers (access required)

At a debriefing in front of the Optical Society and American Society of Engineers, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter presented her case for bringing more investment into laser technology. The request comes at a time when laser technology has become dismal in the American manufacturing landscape. According to a study done by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, the US is losing the race to keep on the cutting edge of high-powered laser development.

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