Using light to generate order in an exotic material

Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 11, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: physics lasers research school-of-science department-of-energy-doe

Professor Emeritus Ali Javan, inventor of the first gas laser, dies at 89 | MIT News

Longtime MIT professor was a trailblazer in the fields of laser technology and quantum electronics.

Chuck Leddy | Department of Physics • mit
Sept. 29, 2016 ~10 min

Tags:  physics  lasers  school-of-science  faculty  obituaries  quantum-physics

New mid-infrared laser system could detect atmospheric chemicals | MIT News

Laser pulses produce glowing plasma filaments in open air, could enable long-distance monitoring.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 28, 2016 ~6 min

Tags:  chemistry  lasers  research  sensors  school-of-engineering  research-laboratory-of-electronics  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

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