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Nanolasers Sneak Past Diffraction Limits

Yvonne Carts-Powell

Within a month, two groups demonstrated visible-light lasers generated from devices far smaller than the light’s wavelength.

Scatterings imageUlrich Wiesner is part of a team of Cornell researchers who developed a tiny laser in collaboration with investigators from Purdue and Norfolk State.

Within a month, two groups demonstrated visible-light lasers generated from devices far smaller than the light’s wavelength. The area of the laser spot with either scheme is nearly 100 times smaller than the smallest spot to which a laser of this wavelength could be focused.

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Publish Date: 01 November 2009


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