Video: Femtosecond laser system

This femtosecond laser system, residing at the Molecular Photonics Laboratories at UNSW, fires laser pulses in femtoseconds—billionths of a second.

Its ability to measure how quickly an electron cools down is helping the development of hot electron solar cells, which could significantly increase the power output of solar cells.

Credit: University of New South Wales

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