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Applications '90: Soviet optoelectronics

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K. T. Chen ; IEEE Spectrum, New York, NY, USA

Significant developments during 1989 are reviewed. The use of fiber optics to increase telecommunication capacity in the USSR is growing. In the area of lasers, a Soviet-Austrian venture is marketing Soviet lasers; the Soviets are testing hundreds of laser materials; and an excimer laser that excises bronchial blockages has been developed. Also noteworthy is that the USSR offers the world's greatest menu of optical glasses.<>

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IEEE Spectrum  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 2 )