News tagged with laser power

With great power comes great laser science

It is a very unusual kind of laser: researchers at the photonics institute at TU Wien (Vienna) have built a device which emits ultrashort flashes of infrared light with extremely high energy. "It is very hard to combine these ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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Measuring tiny forces with light

Photons are bizarre: They have no mass, but they do have momentum. And that allows researchers to do counterintuitive things with photons, such as using light to push matter around.

dateAug 25, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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How to build a real lightsaber

As even casual Star Wars fans will know, lightsabers are probably the coolest weapon ever to make an appearance on the big screen. Lightsaber fights are so elegant that they are almost hypnotic and, even though not all of ...

dateDec 11, 2015 in Other
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New diamond laser 20 times more powerful

Researchers from the MQ Photonics Research Centre joined with fiber laser experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena, Germany to demonstrate a diamond laser 20 times more powerful ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Optics & Photonics
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