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UC Santa Cruz Researchers Achieve Atomic Spectroscopy on a Chip

June 1, 2007

News thumbnail of device Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have performed atomic spectroscopy with integrated optics on a chip for the first time, guiding a beam of light through a rubidium vapor cell integrated into a semiconductor chip. Full Story

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