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A Nobel Prize-Worthy Idea: What Is Chirped Pulse Amplification?

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A Nobel Prize-Worthy Idea: What Is Chirped Pulse Amplification?

How does the laser technology that earned the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics come into our everyday lives?

The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three physicists, Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, for their innovative work to develop techniques that make lasers more widely applicable in everything from medicine to manufacturing.

Half of the prize is being shared by Mourou and Strickland for their invention of what is known as "chirped pulse amplification" (or CPA for short), ...

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