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A Bright Spot

Neil Savage

In the popular imagination, the laser is an apparition from the world of science fiction: a large piece of complex equipment, capped by a tube which shoots out a metal-vaporizing beam of bright red light. In reality, however, the laser that’s playing the liveliest role in an increasingly diverse market is a tiny chip of semiconductor material, the diode laser.

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A Bright Spot

Neil Savage

In the popular imagination, the laser is an apparition from the world of science fiction: a large piece of complex equipment, capped by a tube which shoots out a metal-vaporizing beam of bright red light. In reality, however, the laser that’s playing the liveliest role in an increasingly diverse market is a tiny chip of semiconductor material, the diode laser.

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Publish Date: 01 May 2002


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