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Star Wars 'Superlaser' Meets Reality - LIGHT MATTERS 05.2017

The "superlaser" technology used by the Death Star space station may be closer to reality than you think, according to researchers in Australia who have proven that multiplying laser beams with a specific material can deliver some very intense power. News Editor Autum Pylant brings us highlights and exhibitor interviews from the recent set of conferences in Boston for the advanced design and manufacturing fields: BIOMEDevice Boston, Design and Manufacturing New England, PLASTEC New England, and the Embedded Systems Conference. Learn how you can honor colleagues, mentors and leaders through the Photonics Media Industry Beacons awards using our online nomination form at, and go shopping in the new Photonics Media Bookstore at!

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