Printed Lasers Protect Against Dangerous Knockoff Goods

Printed Lasers Protect Against Dangerous Knockoff Goods

Cambridge researchers have developed crystal lasers that can be printed onto product labels in a bid to make them more resistant to fraud.

Emma Hutchings
  • 8 november 2013

University of Cambridge researchers have developed a detection device that uses printed lasers to identify counterfeit goods. The detector could help make products more resistant to fraud.

Developed within the University’s Electrical Engineering Division by a team led by Dr. Damian Gardiner, the anti-fraud device could be used to identify fake pharmaceuticals, currency, and high-value goods.

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