Features about 'ULTRAFAST LASERS'

December 2015/January 2016

Attosecond ambition

Femtosecond lasers are a vital precursor to generating even shorter attosecond pulses. Andy Extance investigates what's involved, and whether these most fleeting flashes could be exploited commercially

December 2013/January 2014

Power of the pulse

Although no commercial systems are yet available, attosecond lasers are the subject of intense research - DARPA, for instance, launched a $6.9 million project on applications of attosecond pulse generation in August of this year. Katia Moskvitch looks at the technology required to generate these ultrashort laser pulses

December 2012/January 2013

When fast isn`t fast enough

Rob Coppinger finds that average power of ultrafast lasers is getting higher

April 2012

Blink and you'll miss it

Industrial-grade femtosecond lasers are now available, but do they offer any significant advantages over their picosecond rivals? Greg Blackman finds out

August/September 2010

As fast as it gets

As ultrafast laser research progresses onwards from femtosecond pulses, Stephen Mounsey looks at the cutting edge of attosecond lasers, and asks how to ready experimental lasers for the factory floor

Power of the pulse

Although no commercial systems are yet available, attosecond lasers are the subject of intense research. DARPA, for instance, launched a $6.9 million project on applications of attosecond pulse generation in August of this year. Katia Moskvitch looks at the technology required to generate these ultrashort laser pulses

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