TAU Lays Foundation for World's Smallest Laser Thursday, September 3, 2009
American scientists build new "Spaser" based on TAU blueprint
The world's tiniest laser, called the "Spaser," was recently built by scientists from Purdue, Norfolk State and Cornell universities. But the groundwork was laid in 2003 by physicists David Bergman at Tel Aviv University and Mark Stockman at Georgia State University.
The Spaser is being heralded as a stepping-stone to technologies of the future, with applications in fields such as medicine and defense. "This work represents an important milestone that may prove to be the start of a revolution in nanophotonics, at a scale that is much smaller than the wavelength of visible light," said Prof. Timothy Sands, director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue.
To read more about how Tel Aviv University led the way to this light-speed transformation of modern technology, read the whole story from United Press International: