Ultrashort Laser Pulses Utilized to Perform High-Precision Material Analyses

Researchers have performed high-precision material analyses and medical procedures using ultra short laser pulses. Scientists at the University of Bayreuth and University of Göttingen have developed a novel method for manipulating the short time intervals between laser flashes.

Future applications of this technology include laser microscopy, laser spectroscopy and materials processing. Researchers used a special high-speed measurement technique to demonstrate how a short-pulse laser can be manipulated to automatically generate pairs of light pulses in the user’s desired interval. To accomplish this, their team administered disturbances in the green pump beam, the laser pulse generator.