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Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection

In this image, laser light enters a synthetic diamond from a facet at its corner and bounces around inside the diamond until its energy is exhausted. This excites "nitrogen vacancies" that can be used to measure magnetic fields. image: H. Clevenson/MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors. « more »

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Better sensors for medical imaging, contraband detection (MIT News)

Professor Dirk R. Englund

Quantum Photonics Laboratory