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Deformable mirror corrects errors

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam's energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and ...

May 14, 2014
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NASA image: Wonders in the Antarctic sky

In 43 hours across five science flights in late November 2013, NASA's P-3 research aircraft collected more than 20,000 kilometers (12,000 miles) worth of science data. Instruments gathered information about ...

May 13, 2014
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Diamond makes laser beams more brilliant

(Phys.org) —For the first time, researchers have shown that diamond can radically improve the quality of high power laser beams, according to new photonics research published overnight in Laser & Photonics ...

May 05, 2014
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Laser-powered farewell to Moon mission

(Phys.org) —Just before NASA's latest Moon mission ended last week, an ESA telescope received laser signals from the spacecraft, achieving data speeds like those used by many to watch movies at home via ...

Apr 28, 2014
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