microlaser


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microlaser

[′mī·krō‚lā·zər]
(atomic physics)
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The sizes on the screen were larger than would be projected by aircraft at such a distance; image sizes were matched between the microlaser projector and the CRT device.
While the microLaser Turbo printers have the same popular features as Texas Instrument's other microLasers--including a small footprint, industry- standard emulations and advanced paper handling--they offer enhancements such as intelligent switching between interfaces and emulations without requiring user intervention.
To construct a microlaser, the researchers had to create a mirrored cavity, or resonator, of sufficiently high quality to strictly limit the number of photons that could escape.
Constructed from disks only 5 micrometers in diameter and mounted in air on a pedestal, this double-decker microlaser is considerably smaller than the tiny semiconductor lasers that scan discs in compact-disc players.
Resembling a miniature thumbtack, the novel microlaser consists of a layered disk only 400 or so atoms thick mounted on a slender pedestal.