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January 4th, 2008

Fibre laser technology to replace conventional lasers, researchers predict

Abstract:
Having completed their work in summer 2007, the former partners of the EU-funded URANUS (Ultra-fast technology for multicolour compact high-power fibre systems) project want to continue their research. URANUS has been essential to advancing fibre laser technology in Europe.

'Fibre lasers could replace solid-state lasers for most uses, as well as open the door to new applications,' adds Dr Guina, predicting that ultra-fast fibre lasers will play a key role in machining even smaller nanotechnology systems and in demonstrating practical new applications, such as optical coherence tomography, a 3D digital imaging technique used in medicine, among many other applications.

Source:
cordis.europa.eu

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