A new kind of light

Published on 2015-11-25, by Daniele Sanvitto.

A new type of polarized light in a study by CNR researchers. It is the one with variable polarization over the pulse time, proposed again on an experimental basis by a study by the Institute of Nanotechnology of the Cnr published in the journal 'Light Science & Applications'. This type of light, which alternates all possible polarizations in the duration of a hundredth of a billionth of a second, could find applications in the medical field for selective laser treatments but also to increase the performance of lidar and radar systems for remote sensing and monitoring of the atmosphere. Read more here and here.

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