Tag: lithium niobate

  • How do you make a mode-locked laser?

    How do you make a mode-locked laser?

    Given Mode-locked lasers are lasers that are capable of producing intense ultra-short pulses of light at a very high rate. Concepts Set 1 Take a bunch of atoms, excite them and place them in a box covered with mirrors in all directions. Send in one photon, a particle of light, to intercept one of these […]

  • To be part-wave and part-particle at the same time

    Experimental physics is littered with freaky effects, often the product of obscure forces moving and changing objects in ways we don’t expect, but almost always leading to perfectly understandable conclusions. One notable exception – arguably the most notable, in fact – is the double-slit experiment. Cut two narrow, parallel slits on an opaque sheet and […]