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December 6th, 2005

Nanostructured silicon emits laser light

Scientists in the US claim to have observed lasing from a nanostructured piece of silicon for the first time (Nature Materials 4 887 2005). The news follows demonstrations earlier this year of silicon lasers that relied on either the Raman effect or rare-earth doping to achieve optical gain.


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