Scientists demonstrate first silicon laser

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Scientists demonstrate first silicon laser

Researchers at UCLA have demonstrated the first silicon laser, which could lead to more effective biochemical detection, secure communications and defense against heat-seeking missiles.

“This development shows that despite popular belief, a laser can indeed be made on a silicon chip,” said Bahram Jalali, professor of electrical engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, who led the research team.

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