Compact lasers on par with synchrotron facilities
Femtosecond lasers show promise for a variety of applications in many fast-growing industries with their unique ability to deliver high peak power. However, their radiation spectrum is limited, hindering practical implementation. Furthermore, access to large-scale research facilities such as synchrotrons (which also emit high-power coherent light) is limited mostly by distance and costs. The EU-funded SALT project is working on making high-power radiation sources widely available via a compact high-performance laser system that is comparable to synchrotrons. Researchers will focus the laser pulses on a non-linear medium to generate coherent laser pulses in the desired range – infrared, terahertz and soft X-ray frequencies.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics
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