Peter Fretty

Associate Group Publisher/Group Editorial Director, Laser & Military

Peter Fretty began his role as Associate Group Publisher, Laser & Military in summer 2023; the group encompasses the Laser Focus World, Military & Aerospace Electronics, and Vision Systems Design brands. He also serves as Group Editorial Director, Laser & Military (effective spring 2023) and served as Editor in Chief of Laser Focus World since October 2021. Prior to that, he was Technology Editor for IndustryWeek for two years.

As a highly experienced journalist, he has regularly covered advances in manufacturing, information technology, and software. He has written thousands of feature articles, cover stories, and white papers for an assortment of trade journals, business publications, and consumer magazines.

First Light Imaging
Detectors & Imaging

Drone-enabled solution to PV inspection

Nov. 10, 2023
Combining a line laser, SWIR camera, and drone technology provides PV plant operators with a contactless solution to improve their ongoing inspection processes.
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Persistent photonics

Aug. 23, 2023
The growth rate across the entire photonics community has been nothing short of astonishing.
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2023 Innovators Awards: Meet the honorees

Aug. 1, 2023
For the sixth straight year, Laser Focus World held its Innovators Awards program, which celebrates the disparate and innovative technologies, products, and systems found in the...