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Ions in the spotlight

The results of a research group from the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg has been given a special place in Nature Photonics. An accompanying "News & Views" article in the print version of the science journal ...

dateNov 02, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Illuminated pajamas treat newborns

Alone, naked, and with their eyes covered for protection: this is how newborns lie in incubators when they are being treated for jaundice. Irradiation with blue light in an incubator is necessary because toxic decomposition ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation

In a significant breakthrough, scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, have devised a high-power radiation source in the terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. This study, ...

dateOct 30, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Guiding the random laser

At its most basic level, a random laser is precisely what its name implies; random. It's random in the spectrum of light it produces and in the way that light is emitted, making what could be an extremely versatile laser ...

dateOct 27, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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The world's shortest laser pulse

ETH researchers succeeded in shortening the pulse duration of an X‑ray laser to only 43 attoseconds. With a time resolution in the range of a few quintillionths of a second, they are now able for the first time to observe ...

dateOct 27, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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