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A thin laser gets thinner

Researchers have created a microchip laser that fires an extraordinarily thin beam of high-intensity light. Because the beam can be as narrow as a few tens of nanometers across, it may prove useful for tasks such as writing close-packed data bits onto optical disks and identifying the chemicals making up nanoscale objects, its inventors say.

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