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Title: SLAC All Access: Laser Labs

Abstract

From supermarket checkouts to video game consoles, lasers are ubiquitous in our lives. Here at SLAC, high-power lasers are critical to the cutting-edge research conducted at the laboratory. But, despite what you might imagine, SLAC's research lasers bear little resemblance to the blasters and phasers of science fiction. In this edition of All Access we put on our safety goggles for a peek at what goes on inside some of SLAC's many laser labs. LCLS staff scientist Mike Minitti and SLAC laser safety officer Mike Woods detail how these lasers are used to study the behavior of subatomic particles, broaden our understanding of cosmic rays and even unlock the mysteries of photosynthesis.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1133009
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LCLS; LASERS; LASER LABS; COSMIC RAYS; LASER RESEARCH; ATOMIC PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Minitti, Mike, and Woods, Mike. SLAC All Access: Laser Labs. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Minitti, Mike, & Woods, Mike. SLAC All Access: Laser Labs. United States.
Minitti, Mike, and Woods, Mike. Fri . "SLAC All Access: Laser Labs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133009.
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