Marcus Smith, a glass technician with AdValue Photonics, drills a hole into a block of glass. The optics company won an R&D 100 award for a special fiber-optic laser that is the first of its kind to operate in the mid-infrared wavelength of 2 microns.
A 20-year-old man who pointed a green laser light at a Pima
County Sheriff's Department aircraft last July has been placed on
one year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to
misdemeanor disorderly conduct.