Kimerling group develops germanium laser

Thu, 02/04/2010 - 11:22

New results from the Electronic Materials Research Group bring us closer to computers that use light instead of electricity to move data. In a paper to be published in Optics Letters, Prof. Lionel Kimerling and members of his group describe how they coaxed excited germanium electrons into a higher-energy, photon-emitting state. Learn more at the MIT News Office.
Update: The story was also covered by Wired magazine.

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