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Ceramic-based laser cuts into tissues, composites

By April Gocha / July 26, 2016

Scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the company IRE-Polus have developed a ceramic-based laser that can has just the right wavelength to cut its way into key industries.

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Pump-and-probe laser method shines new light on rapid phase transitions

By / March 16, 2012

Lost vibrations: In the insulating state, the VO2 crystal structure vibrates at four well-defined frequencies when hit by a low power laser pulse. These vibrations modulate the reflectivity over time as shown in the left image. In the right image, the power of the laser has been turned up and the VO2 has stopped vibrating,…

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