New Soliton Laser Pulses Deliver High Energy in a Trillionth of a Second

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Dr. Antoine Runge in a lab at the School of Physics at the University of Sydney (photo credit: Louise Cooper/University of Sydney).
Dr. Antoine Runge in a lab at the School of Physics at the University of Sydney (photo credit: Louise Cooper/University of Sydney).

June 10, 2020 | Originally published by Phys.org on May 25, 2020

Scientists have developed a new type of laser that can deliver high amounts of energy in very short bursts of time, with potential applications in eye and heart surgery or the engineering of delicate materials.

The Director of the University of Sydney Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, Professor Martijn de Sterke, said “This laser has the property that as its  duration decreases to less than a trillionth of a second, its  could go through the roof.”

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