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Microlasers going macro

Microlasers going macro
Microlasers going macro
The idea of carrying a laser while jogging seems to suggest a particularly recherché refinement to what is already a masochistic activity. However, thanks to the portable compact disc player whose small size owes much to the miniature semiconductor diode laser at its heart, many joggers now happily add strains of a musical kind to their other strains. These same diode lasers, offering a source of coherent light which is simple, cheap, compact, efficient and long-lived, are now a major factor shaping the direction of future developments in the whole laser field.
0953-8585
35-37
Hanna, David
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Hanna, David
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Hanna, David (1989) Microlasers going macro. Physics World, 2 (9), 35-37.

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The idea of carrying a laser while jogging seems to suggest a particularly recherché refinement to what is already a masochistic activity. However, thanks to the portable compact disc player whose small size owes much to the miniature semiconductor diode laser at its heart, many joggers now happily add strains of a musical kind to their other strains. These same diode lasers, offering a source of coherent light which is simple, cheap, compact, efficient and long-lived, are now a major factor shaping the direction of future developments in the whole laser field.

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Published date: 1989

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Local EPrints ID: 394387
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/394387
ISSN: 0953-8585
PURE UUID: adc5d887-6caa-43de-8e2f-1ebb61d18e50

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