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An x-ray laser has imaged the three-dimensional structure of the mimivirus by combining hundreds of measurements on single virus particles.
Researchers characterize the multiple ways of entanglement that exist between different frequency bands in a down-converted frequency comb.
A new scheme for cooling a mechanical oscillator in a cavity may allow the observation of quantum effects on macroscopic objects and the realization of ultrasensitive gravitational-wave detectors.
A laser-driven particle accelerator, delivering a beam of electrons with a record-breaking energy of 4.2 giga-electron-volts, could lead to compact x-ray lasers or high-energy colliders.
Wave breaking in an optical fiber forms dispersive shock waves similar to undular bores in fluids.
The thermal wake left in air by a bundle of intense laser pulses can act as a channel for sending subsequent laser light over long distances.
New ways of making low-noise beams of light could lead to more sensitive optical interferometry measurements.