Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fastest-ever flashgun captures image of light wave

* 19:00 19 June 2008
* news service
* Colin Barras

However hard you stare, you would still miss it. Researchers have found a way to generate the shortest-ever flash of light – 80 attoseconds (billionths of a billionth of a second) long.

Such flashes have already been used to capture an image of a laser pulse too short to be "photographed" before (see below).

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