Charles V. Shank adjusts his laser to create the shortest pulse of light

Bell Laboratories scientist Charles V. Shank adjusts his laser to create the shortest pulse of light ever -- just 30 millionths of a billionth of a second, or 30 femtoseconds long.  In his Holmdel, NJ lab, Shank uses a series of precisely spaced pulses as 'stopwatches' to measure subtle physical and chemical changes, such as how electrons begin to move in semiconductor materials. equipment;, Credit Line: Bell Laboratories / Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: Bell Laboratories scientist Charles V. Shank adjusts his laser to create the shortest pulse of light ever -- just 30 millionths of a billionth of a second, or 30 femtoseconds long. In his Holmdel, NJ lab, Shank uses a series of precisely spaced pulses as 'stopwatches' to measure subtle physical and chemical changes, such as how electrons begin to move in semiconductor materials. equipment;
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Shank, Charles Vernon
Credit Line: Bell Laboratories / Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
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