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World's Smallest Semiconductor Laser Created by University of Texas Scientists

July 26, 2012

nanoscale semiconductor structure illustration Physicists at the University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with colleagues in Taiwan and China, have developed the world's smallest semiconductor laser, a breakthrough for emerging photonic technology with applications from computing to medicine. Full Story

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