News tagged with laser energy

Controlling electrons in time and space

In an electron microscope, electrons are emitted by pointy metal tips, so they can be steered and controlled with high precision. Recently, such metal tips have also been used as high precision electron sources for generating ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Building a bright future for lasers

Invisible to the human eye, terahertz electromagnetic waves can "see through" everything from fog and clouds to wood and masonry—an attribute that holds great promise for astrophysics research, detecting concealed explosives ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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A sharper focus for plasmonic lasers

Lasers have become indispensable to modern life since they were invented more than fifty years ago. The ability to generate and amplify light waves into a coherent, monochromatic and well-focused beam has yielded applications ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Jena laser system sets another world record

POLARIS is the world's most powerful fully diode-pumped laser system, which produces the world's highest-performing laser pulses. A team of physicists under the leadership of Prof. Dr Malte Kaluza at the Institute of Optics ...

dateFeb 19, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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