Tag archive: laser

ILC technology in the Guinness Book of World Records!

2 February 2012 The world’s fastest (and shortest) movie has superconducting radiofrequency technology to thank for its entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Shot at DESY’s FLASH X-ray laser, which accelerates electrons in much the same way as the ILC will, it shows a micro model of the German Brandenburg Gate at an interval of a mere 50 femtoseconds between two frames. Read DESY's press release Category: Image of the week | Tagged: , , ,

The laser and the next 50 years

| 8 July 2010 [...] it is clear that the new laser developments will continue to have an impact on our lives in new and exciting ways, both by opening up new scientific opportunities and in creating new applications to our everyday lives. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the laser

| 1 July 2010 [...] The development of the laser from a fundamental physics discovery to a multibillion-dollar industry and its pervasive and unforeseen impacts on how we live, make a very powerful case for the value of basic research. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , , ,