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 Silicon chip laser goes continuous

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Date posted: 10/03/2005

Researchers from Intel Corporation have improved their all-silicon laser so that it produces a continuous beam of light.

Useful lasers made from silicon would make it possible to move data between and within computer chips using light rather than electricity. This would make for faster chips that could be more tightly integrated with optical communications equipment.

The continuous silicon laser could eventually be used in optical amplifiers, optical switches, networking, and medical, sensing and chemical analysis applications.

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