An interesting but slightly dated paper is available without the usual paywall,
which covers a number of advanced optics projects which were once classified,
and may still be partially hidden - like the photonic bomb…
"Brian Ahern" <ahern_br...@msn.com> wrote:
This nanometric laser was developed in 1996 under an AF SBIR Phase II contract.
I was the contract monitor. Prof. Nabil Lawandy developed LASER PAINT. It
incorporated nanopowders that scattered light and resulted in stimulated
emission It is widely used today.