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Published: 03/14/2012 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

The Kapteyn/Murnane group and scientists from NIST Boulder and Germany have figured out how the interaction of an ultrafast laser with a metal alloy of iron and nickel destroys the metal’s magnetism. In a recent experiment, the researchers were able to observe how individual bits of quantum mechanical magnetization known as “spin” behaved after the metal was heated with the laser. The...

Published: 05/16/2011 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

Predrag Ranitovic dreams of controlling chemical reactions with ultrafast lasers. Now he and his colleagues in the Kapteyn/Murnane group are one step closer to bringing this dream into reality. The group recently used a femtosecond infrared (IR) laser and two extreme ultraviolet (XUV) harmonics created by the same laser to either ionize helium atoms or prevent ionization,...

Published: 09/29/2006 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

In the race to develop the world's best optical atomic clock, accuracy and precision are what count. Accuracy is the degree to which a measurement of time conforms to time's true value. Precision is a gauge of the exactness, or reproducibility, of the measurements. By definition, a high-precision clock must be extremely stable. JILA may well be home to one of the world's most precise (and...

Published: 05/24/2016 - 11:43am Type of Content: Biblio
Published: 03/12/2013 - 12:06pm Type of Content: Research Areas

Studies of the interaction of light with matter in the 20th century led first to the development of quantum theory and then to tremendous progress in our understanding of atoms, molecules, and materials. Today, armed with a fundamental understanding of atoms, molecules, and optics, physicists stand ready to tackle research that just a few decades ago seemed impossible: the precise control of...

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