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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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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