José Tito Mendonça

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José Tito Mendonça is a research professor at IST Lisbon, and a former head of the Physics Department of the same institute. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Paris, Orsay. At IST Lisbon he created two research teams, one on nuclear fusion and the other on intense laser matter interaction. In recent years he has been working on quantum plasmas and laser-cooled atoms.


Lasers of Pure Sound

Phonon lasing—coherent amplification of phonons by stimulated emission—has been achieved in a purely acoustic analog of a three-level laser scheme. Read More »