Scientists predict paradoxical laser effect

Two lamps are brighter than one. This simple truism does not necessarily apply to lasers, as a team of scientists found out. When one laser is shining and next to it another laser is turned on gradually, complex interactions between the two lasers can lead to a total shutdown and no light is emitted anymore. For technologies connecting the fields of electronics and photonics, this result may be very important.

Scientists predict paradoxical laser effect

New laser-effect, discovered by scientists from the Vienna University of Technology, Princeton, Yale and ETH Zurich: If coupled, lasers can switch each other off, leading to a "laser blackout".

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Coupled laser pairs 'switch each other off'

Novel laser-effect discovered at TUV, Vienna: if coupled, quantum cascade lasers can create a "laser blackout".

Wed 2 May 12 from optics.org

Coupled Lasers Can Switch Each Other Off

When one laser is shining and next to it another laser is turned on gradually, complex interactions between the two lasers can lead to a total shutdown and no light is emitted anymore.

Thu 26 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Laser blackout quirk important to future electronics?

Two lamps are brighter than one. This simple truism does not necessarily apply to lasers, as a team of scientists found out. When one laser is shining and next to it another laser is turned ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

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