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Building a more versatile laser

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the drawbacks associated with using semiconductor lasers is that many of them can only produce a beam of a single wavelength, and can only send that beam in one direction at a time. ...

dateNov 16, 2009 in Optics & Photonics feature
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Confined electrons live longer

Electrons that are trapped in very small structures of only a few nanometer, demonstrate fascinating features. These could be useful for novel computers or semiconductor lasers. Researchers from the University ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Big impact from tiny semiconductor lasers

(PhysOrg.com) -- A massive European effort to develop high-brightness semiconductor lasers could transform healthcare, telecoms and display applications and make Europe an undisputed leader in the field.

dateAug 12, 2009 in Engineering
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New lasers drive powerful applications

(PhysOrg.com) -- Telecoms, healthcare and display technology will be the major beneficiaries of a new generation of semiconductor lasers developed in a massive European research effort. Better cancer treatment, wider bandwidth ...

dateAug 12, 2009 in Engineering
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Tiny lasers get a notch up

Tiny disk-shaped lasers as small as a speck of dust could one day beam information through optical computers. Unfortunately, a perfect disk will spray light out, not as a beam, but in all directions. New theoretical results, ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in General Physics
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