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Published: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:30pm

Dennis Gardner and his coworkers in the Kapteyn-Murnane group accomplished two major breakthroughs in imaging tiny structures much too small to be seen with visible light microscopes: (1) for the first time in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) or soft X-ray region, they achieved a resolution smaller than the wavelength of the light; and (2) for the first time, they obtained high resolution quantitative imaging of near periodic tiny objects (structures with repetitive features).

To accomplish these breakthroughs, the team used coherent diffractive imaging (CDI), which amazingly does not require any optical components such as lenses or mirrors. At EUV wavelengths, optical components are difficult to make and typically cause substantial loss of EUV light. The team also surpassed results typically available only at enormous and expensive research facilities, such as synchrotrons and free electron lasers, by using only tabletop lasers and imaging systems. EUV imaging can provide simultaneous information about chemical composition as well as structure, crucial to understanding nanoelectronic devices, advanced materials, and biological samples. The Kapteyn-Murnane group has just...

Published: Jun 26, 2014

Graduate student Adam Kaufman and his colleagues in the Regal and Rey groups have demonstrated a...

Published: Jun 22, 2014

The Ye group has not only made two invisible rulers of extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light, but also...

Published: Jun 13, 2014

Imagine a network of multiple clocks orbiting the Earth, not only reporting down to us, but also...

Published: May 27, 2014

Mid-infrared (mid-IR) laser light is accomplishing some remarkable things at JILA. This...

Published: May 22, 2014

Biomolecules may not always behave the same way in test tubes as they do in living cells, a fact...

Published: May 07, 2014

The Markus Raschke group has come up with an innovative way that may one day allow it to peer...

Published: Apr 23, 2014

Fellow Tom Perkins’ group is significantly closer to realizing its long-standing dream of using...

Published: Apr 17, 2014

Graduate student Erik Holmstrom and Fellow David Nesbitt have applied their laboratory research...

Published: Mar 19, 2014

The Regal-Lehnert collaboration has just taken a significant step towards the goal of one day...

Published: Mar 13, 2014

Quantum chaos just showed up in an ultracold gas of erbium atoms, and the Bohn theory group...

Published: Mar 05, 2014

There’s exciting news from JILA’s ultracold molecule collaboration. The Jin, Ye, Holland, and...

Published: Feb 26, 2014

When Andy Almand-Hunter and his colleagues in the Cundiff group shined a laser on a sample of...

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