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LEGO lightens photonics

Nature Photonics volume 3, pages 377378 (2009) | Download Citation

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Researchers in Japan have shown that it is possible to use standard 'off-the-shelf' plastic toy parts to construct low-cost and light-weight optical components.

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  1. David Pile is at Nature Photonics, Chiyoda Building, 2–37 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162–0843, Japan. d.pile@natureasia.com

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