Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scientists Take Plasmon Lasers Out of Deep Freeze

Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed a new technique that allows plasmon lasers to operate at room temperature, overcoming a major barrier to practical utilization of the technology. The achievement, described Dec. 19 in an advanced online publication of the journal Nature Materials, is a "major step towards applications" for plasmon lasers, said the research team's principal investigator Xiang Zhang, faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. More>