Green Fluorescent Protein Makes for Living Lasers

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 05:30 in Physics & Chemistry

In a unique fusion of biology and physics, researchers have created the world's first living laser. Single cells containing a special protein that acts as an optical amplifier have been coaxed to emit green laser light, according to a new study. And, perhaps surprisingly, the cell survives its stint as part of the laser. [More]

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