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Intel researchers build laser on chip

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Working with the basic material of computer chips, Intel researchers have constructed an all-silicon laser that could lead to computers one day harnessing light waves rather than electrical currents to shuttle data swiftly.

Today, lasers that power fast optical networks require exotic - and expensive - materials and are mainly used in vast communications networks. With everyday silicon, the capacity and efficiency of light waves could be used cheaply in much smaller environments.

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