The maser goes mainstream: Diamond microwave lasers

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You may have heard of lasers, but what about their older brother - masers. Invented in the 1950s, masers use microwaves instead of light, but they were somewhat eclipsed by the much more practical laser. More than half a century later, researchers are demonstrating a new kind of maser, made using diamond. Nature reporter Elizabeth Gibney went to see it in action.

Read the news story: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03430-y

Read the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25970

21nd March 2018

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