Tag Archives: Lasers

Interaction Detection with Attosecond Perfection

Mina Bionta explores how light interacts with matter by capturing snapshots of those interactions on the timescale of the light’s oscillations. Continue reading

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Strobing Light Shapes Atomic Array

An optical tweezer with a stroboscopic twist can trap cold atoms in lattices
of all shapes. Continue reading

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New Cavity Design Soaks Up More Rays

When placed in a lens-and-mirror trap, a weakly absorbing material can capture light from nearly all directions. Continue reading

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Mirror Image Pinpoints a Nanoparticle’s Position

A scattered laser beam’s interaction with itself creates a motion-detection method precise enough to determine whether a trapped particle is in its ground state. Continue reading

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Femtosecond Probe Catches Electrons Relaxing

Pump-probe experiments measure the time it takes for electrons to thermalize and cool after photoexcitation. Continue reading

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Taking the twinkle out of stars

Adaptive optics at Paranal Observatory give satellite-quality images from surface of Earth. Continue reading

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Lab experiments mimic the origin and growth of astrophysical magnetic fields

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can amplify magnetic fields to cosmic scales. Continue reading

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Ship shape

Welding ship hulls is a relatively new application for laser processing, but one where lasers can add great value.  Read more in Laser Systems Europe…

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Guided by holes

The latest developments in photonic crystal fibres, optical fibres with unique light guiding properties. Continue reading

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Fabulous fabrics

The wealth of ways that textiles can be cut, engraved, perforated, and patterned with a laser. Continue reading

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