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Latest Optical cavity Stories

2014-04-07 16:21:31

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface.

2013-12-23 12:13:10

Soliton water waves can travel several kilometers without any significant change in their shape or amplitude, as opposed to normal waves, which widen as they travel, and eventually disappear.

2013-07-11 16:11:06

Laser frequency combs-high-precision tools for measuring different colors of light in an ever-growing range of applications such as advanced atomic clocks, medical diagnostics and astronomy-are not only getting smaller but also much easier to make.

Microscale Optical Accelerometer Engineered By Researchers
2012-10-18 10:02:36

Imagine navigating through a grocery store with your cell phone. As you turn down the bread aisle, ads and coupons for hot dog buns and English muffins pop up on your screen. The electronics industry would like to make such personal navigators a reality, but, to do so, they need the next generation of microsensors.

Atomic Clocks Get Boost From The Most Stable Laser In The World
2012-09-15 07:00:47

An international team of scientists has developed a laser with a frequency stability previously unequalled.

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2012-08-25 08:19:32

A team of Northwestern University researchers have developed a laser that they claim creates the purest, brightest, and most powerful beam ever developed for use in standoff sensing applications.

Getting Good Vibes
2012-08-16 08:35:30

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers record first direct observations of quantum effects in an optomechanical system

2012-06-27 17:50:04

The world’s smallest three-dimensional optical cavities with the potential to generate the world’s most intense nanolaser beams have been created by a scientific team led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.

A Smarter Way To Make Ultraviolet Light Beams
2011-11-30 04:50:40

Existing coherent ultraviolet light sources are power hungry, bulky and expensive. Researchers have found a better way to build compact ultraviolet sources with low power consumption that could improve information storage, microscopy and chemical analysis.

NIST's Compact Frequency Comb Could Go Places
2011-10-27 04:51:47

Laser frequency combs—extraordinarily precise tools for measuring frequencies (or colors) of light—have helped propel advances in timekeeping, trace gas detection and related physics research to new heights in the past decade.


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