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Tiny terahertz laser could be used for imaging, chemical detection

August 8, 2017

For more than 20 years, Qing Hu, a distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his group have been working on sources of terahertz radiation that can be etched onto microchips. In the latest issue of Nature Photonics, members of Hu's group and colleagues describe a novel design that boosts the power output of chip-mounted terahertz lasers. Image credit: Demin Liu/Molgraphics (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) Full Story

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