Science News has a delightful profile of Senior Research Associate Tenio Popmintchev as part of the magazines annual feature: The SN10: Meet the scientists making the next big discoveries.
The magazine showcases Popmintchev’s accomplishments at JILA as a laser physicist, including his having played a key role in the invention of the world’s first tabletop x-ray laser. The magazine dubbed this invention a “Swiss army knife made of light.”
The goal of Popmintchev’s research now is to push the frontiers of the tabletop x-ray laser into higher and higher energies of x-rays. To learn more about how he plans to accomplish this goal and find out how he came to JILA from Bulgaria, check out his profile.