In a project involving the University of Waterloo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), scientists developed a quantum cascade laser capable of operating at temperatures much higher than previously possible.

This type of technology can now be used on the go. This means the device can be used outside of a laboratory, opening this technology to have an impact on areas like medicine, communications, quality control, security, and biochemistry.

An immediate potential application of the portable system could be to provide imaging for skin cancer screening or during surgical procedures.

Learn more about this new quantum cascade laser and its multiple applications!