Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Applied physics

Masers made easy

The technological potential of masers — the microwave equivalents of lasers — has been thwarted by their impractical operating conditions. A solid-state maser that works at room temperature may change that. See Letter p.353

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Pumping masers.

References

  1. 1

    Oxborrow, M., Breeze, J. D. & Alford, N. M. Nature 488, 353–356 (2012).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Penzias, A. A. & Wilson, R. W. Astrophys. J. 142, 419–421 (1965).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Schleeh, J. IEEE Electron. Device Lett. 33, 664–666 (2012).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    Eom, B. H., Day, P. K., LeDuc, H. G. & Zmuidzinas, J. Nature Phys. 8, 623–627 (2012).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Aharon Blank.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Blank, A. Masers made easy. Nature 488, 285–286 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/488285a

Download citation

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing