Archive: 10/05/2013

Liquid lens shrinks laser measuring device

Lasers are widely used in many areas of science, industry and medicine and the quality of the beams they produce needs to be measured to make sure they perform correctly. As electronic devices become smaller and smaller over ...

dateMay 10, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Capturing light in an efficient dye trap

Chemical compounds that can efficiently capture and convert light energy are in high demand as key components of inexpensive solar cells and advanced optical sensors. Carbon-based organic dyes are particularly strong candidates ...

dateMay 10, 2013 in Materials Science
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X-rays in the fast lane

X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) produce higher-power laser pulses over a broader range of energies compared with most other x-ray sources. Although the pulse durations currently available are enormously useful for the ...

dateMay 10, 2013 in General Physics
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