antilaser

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antilaser

A reverse laser. Also called a "coherent perfect absorber" (CPA), it accepts laser light and converts it to heat or electricity. In 2011, a team at Yale University built the first working model. This technology is expected to be used in optical switches. See laser.
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Douglas Stone, his colleague Hui Cao and their team call the new device a coherent perfect absorber (CPA).
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