maser lab


Solid-state room-temperature masers

MASERs (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) invented in the 1950s preceded the laser, but were confined to operate at cryogenic temperatures. As a result, they were confined to niche, yet important, applications like radio astronomy and the the Deep Space Network (recieving signals from interplanetary probes like Voyager). In 2012, we demonstrated the first solid-state maser that worked at room-temperature (link).

Cavity quantum electrodynamics (cQED)