Quantum electrodynamics enabled?

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Im wondering what products/technologies that would not have been poosible without the theories of Quantum electrodynamics, not things that these theories appear to explain.
 

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mathman
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The ideas which lead to the laser (and its forerunner, the maser) come straight from quantum theory.
 
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If you are interested in QED, you should read

QED The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Philips Feynman
 

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