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For Scientific Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers, the Sky Is Not the Limit

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After 30 years of upgrades, ultrashort-pulse lasers have moved out of research labs and into both common and uncommon applications.

FAROOQ AHMED, SCIENCE WRITER

The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics, awarded jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for their chirped pulse light-amplification tech­nique, confirmed that ultrashort-pulse laser technology has reached a widespread prominence. Their work in the mid-1980s, along with MIT Lincoln Lab’s Peter Moulton’s development of titanium:sapphire (Ti:sapphire) and the University of St Andrews’ Wilson Sibbett’s application of Ti:sapphire for femtosecond devices in 1990, ushered in the era of solid-state femtosecond lasers. Upgrades in terms of footprint, efficiency, and...Read full article

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