Kimerling group develops germanium laser
February 4, 2010 - 11:22am — DMSE
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.