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QCLs for Medicine: The Promise and the Payoff

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Karen A. Newman, Group Publisher, [email protected]

Although hurdles remain, the promise of quantum cascade lasers in medicine moves closer to realization with the commercial introduction of a microscopy platform, demonstration of a prototype device for breath analysis, and continued research and development. The first demonstration of the quantum cascade semiconductor laser 20 years ago opened a new door to the exploration and exploitation of mid-infrared light. Since then, the technology has found broad application in trace-gas analysis for explosives detection, environmental monitoring, industrial process control and more, according to...Read full article

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