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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 3, 1970, Florence, South Carolina2-c thursday september 3, 1970 scientists Laud tiny new laser Lubkay Hill . A a tiny new laser that is Smalle than a Grain of Sand and can be operated for up to a million hours on Power produced a flashlight batteries was announced recently by the be Telephone system. Scientists at Bell laboratories Here said the new laser could be As important an Advance Light technology As the Transis Tor was in the Field of Soun Over the vacuum tube. Once under production the laser Coul be made for a few dollars the said. A laser is an electronic Devic which emits an ordered Intens and highly directional beam Light. Since lasers were Deve oped about 10 years ago the have been put to valuable use in Industrial medical and space technology though on a limited scale. Lasers of which there Are More than 100 kinds can pro Duce their special kind of Ligh beams either with gases liquids or certain solid materials. Bell scientists said the new device May have the Potentia to make lasers More economic and available for wider use. Until now lasers using Semi conducting solid materials have been Able to operate for Only fractions of a second because of the amount of heat they Gener ate they explained. But the new laser can operate continuously at Normal room temperatures for up to a million hours Bell scientists said. This compares to the temperatures at which typical transmission equipment now operates in communications systems. So the new device May make it possible to develop new communications systems on previously unexpected Scales the scientists speculated. One use could be allowing one person to see another on the Telephone. To Date lasers have been used in Industry to grind Dia monds in space to Send a beam of Light to the Moon and Back and in Medicine to perform Deli Cate Eye surgery. Or. Rudolph Kompfner. As i Socrate executive director of communications science re search at Bell said this is the laser we be been waiting for All these Kompfner said the laser developed by Morton b. Fanish and Izuo Hayashi is still in the testing stage but is expected to play a very important part in future communications sys several Bell officials estimated that the Cost of a single new laser would be Only a few Dol Lars once production is achieved. They compared this to current Low Cost lasers which Are marketed for about the device can be operated on the amount of Power provided by several common flashlight batteries. Other lasers require hundreds of times More Power. The Low Power keeps heat to a minimum. This has eliminated she need for artificial Cooling of Semi conductor lasers an extensive process that made Eon sinuous laser operation i prac ical if not impossible. The laser can be used like a sort of Telephone wire either on he Earth in its atmosphere or tween Earth and space to carry messages television images and other data now carried by sound Waves. Laser Light eams however May have times the carrying Poten Ial of sound Waves. So far there has been no need or laser communications sys Ems Bell scientists said. But if High Speed communication Facil ated by computers becomes More commonplace then lasers May provide the ultimate eco comical Means of Communia Ion. Visit Spain Madrid a about 12.2 million tourists visited Spain using the first seven months of Lis 9.1 per Petit tour m minister Alfredo Sanchez Ella said. Super Market 714 Gregg ave. Phone 669-6213 closed labor Day open All Day wed. 9th. Ham Armour Star la. Hormel la. Hullm Rizii i Bacon 69 c ground beef 3 Armour Star 12 of. Can flour 53 midget 25c kleenex Nabisco _ Vanilla wafers29 South Carolina Grade a medium eggs Doz. 39 ice Cream gallon sea test 79 fresh Grade a whole fryers Happy kids Plee zing midget Green Peanut butter butter Beans 3 a Margarine la 29 breakfast Armour Star Shank half la. Cured Ham half or whole la. Butt half 57 Azalea cure 81 hams i we will be closed sept. 7th labor Day do your shopping Early it. Bottle Wisk j5ol buys Thrift be 69c potato chips 39, Lorange juice 4-6oz.cans 89cp_____59csize Lux soap Kraft 8 of. Bottle French dressing Only Apple Orcher Rupies Kraft american Pimento 3 sliced cheese 33 new Nim Chiquita Golden Ripe bananas medium yellow 6 of. Singular 10 onions i Mountain Green Abi la. Jim Dandy 25 la. Bag dog meal Franks Sweet 16 doughnuts Reg. 45c pkg. 34 pampers daytime 15 s 83 Dav Lime 30 s overnight 12 s 83 Newborn 30 s sea test All flavors ice Cream Gal 79 Nabisco sugar ring cookies Nabisco Coconut bar cookies Nabisco Lemon ring cookies b your Choice 3 pkg. Embers 10 la. Bag charcoal briquet 59 Dukes Mayonnaise Pixie 40 it. Pkg. Paper plates 39c Thrift Way bread 2 la. Loaves 49 Castleberry hot dog Chili 19 Maxwell House 6 of. Jar instant Coffee 99 All flavor Topp 5 28 of. Bottles cola drinks Marcal table napkins 70 it. Pkg. 10

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