Saturday, September 8, 2012

the shortest laser pulse archived to date!

The laser, which first implementation dates from 1960, is present in the industry (welding, precision cuts, etc.), healt (eye operations) or telecommunications (thanks to the optical fiber or even outdoors) and indeed are still the basis of much research from multiple disciplines and areas of expertise. If we mentioned a few weeks ago that the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States had established a record with the most potent laser (with 500 trillion watts), a research team from the University of Central Florida has published an article in which they describe a rather unique discovery: the shortest laser pulse achieved to date, only 67 attosecond pulse.