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Nonlinear Optics
Nonlinear Optics
Category Starship - Weapons
Type Photon Cannon Upgrade
Stats +11% Heat Dispersion
Updated Beyond
Disambig.png This article is about the Photon Cannon technology. For the Infra-Knife Accelerator technology, see Nonlinear Optics (Infra-Knife Accelerator).

Nonlinear Optics is a starship upgrade.


Nonlinear Optics is technology that augments the Photon Cannon, a starship weapon. Its effects stack with those provided by Photon Cannon Upgrades, but this technology does not count toward the three-upgrade limit, making it useful for triggering stronger upgrade bonuses on those upgrades.

Game description[]

Replaces the conventional Photon Cannon optics with an experimental glass array, boosting combat performance.

Significantly improves heat sink capacity.


Nonlinear Optics can be built using a blueprint and the following ingredients:

Nonlinear Optics can be repaired using the following ingredients:

Nonlinear Optics can be dismantled after construction, returning the following ingredients:

Release history[]

  • NEXT - Added as a technology.
  • Beyond - Blueprint changed,previously used Cobalt Mirror and Technology Module was renamed to Wiring Loom.