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SA researchers in laser breakthrough

South African and Italian researchers published a research paper on Tuesday demonstrating a new type of laser that is able to produce laser beams “with a twist” as its output, opening the way for novel new lasers for use in optical communication, laser machining and

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Wits researchers in light breakthrough

Wits University researchers have developed a way to accelerate light that could eventually lead to much faster Internet speeds and benefits for medical technology. Prof Andrew Forbes and his team of the

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The man behind SA’s laser breakthrough

Sandile Ngcobo, the CSIR scientist responsible for developing the world’s first digital laser, gave what is probably the shortest speech in the history of press briefings at the announcement of the breakthrough this week. He stood up in the small, swelteringly hot room at the National Laser Centre, thanked

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CSIR shows off ‘world first’ digital laser

The CSIR’s National Laser Centre has created what it calls the world’s first digital laser. South African scientists working at the centre have created a means of controlling a laser beam’s shape digitally and they claim the implications for health care, manufacturing, communications and other industries