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Scientists create new 'anti-laser' device

Invented over 50 years ago the laser has long been a hero of both science fiction and the real world. Now scientists at Yale University have invented its antithesis, the anti-laser, capable of trapping and cancelling laser beams.
 

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In the anti-laser  incoming light waves are trapped in a cavity where they bounce back and forth unt...
In the anti-laser, incoming light waves are trapped in a cavity where they bounce back and forth until they are eventually absorbed. Their energy is dissipated as heat.
Photo courtesy of Yale / Yidong Chong

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