Yvonne Carts-Powell

Measuring Atom Changes Caused by Light

In Science, technology, writing on September 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

Nonlinear optical effects are pretty cool and very useful (like frequency doubling: that is how we get a solid-state laser that emits in the IR to produce green or blue or even UV light). A bunch of researchers just managed to get nonlinear effects from a visible laser and a free electron laser, which means we can see stuff that we could never distinguish before. In particular, it means we could directly observe how chemical bonds are made and broken.

Read more in my article for Optics & Photonics News:Measuring Atom Changes Caused by Light.


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