The Shortest Light Pulse Ever

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posted on Jun, 16 2007 @ 09:02 AM
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The Shortest Light Pulse Ever

In an effort to understand the world of subatomic particles we must live in their world.

That means attoseconds....billion, billion of a second

Researchers in Italy have created the shortest light pulse yet, a single isolated burst of extreme-ultraviolet light that lasts for only 130 attoseconds


These isolated attosecond pulses promise to probe electron phenomena such as “wavepackets”—specially tailored electron waves inside atoms and molecules that may help scientists use lasers to change the course of chemical reactions for scientific and practical uses, such as controlling the breaking of bonds in complex molecules for medical and pharmaceutical applications.


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