An international team of researchers is looking toward the next frontier of high-energy laser physics: building efficient, high–average-power lasers. With a revolutionary architecture that combines thousands of coherent fibers, the laser being developed under the ICAN project could transform nuclear medicine, detect nuclear waste and form the basis for the next great particle accelerator.
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(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining
Vol. 8, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Toshiki Tajima, William Brocklesby, and Gérard Mourou, "ICAN: The Next Laser Powerhouse," Optics & Photonics News 24(5), 36-43 (2013)
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