October 2020


High-Powered Diode Lasers—New, Bright and Blue

Valerie C. Coffey

Blue diode laser designs with kW powers are advancing in industrial processing applications, including cutting, welding and foil joining of copper and other high-reflectance materials.

2D MOFs: A New Platform for Optics?

An emerging class of 2D semiconductors, so-called metal-organic frameworks, offers intriguing potential as an active element in optical applications.

Exceptional Times: 5G Networks in a COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus and its associated economic dislocations have complicated the technology’s 2020 rollout. But the changes wrought by the pandemic may boost the case for 5G in the long run.

Race to the Diode Laser

Becoming a Quantum Ambassador

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