Siberian physicists have modernized a free-electron laser
«The ultimate goal of the project of the scientists at the International Tomography Centre (ITC) and INP (both are parts of the SB RAS) is to learn how to manipulate magnetisation of molecules using short pulses of free-electron laser radiation. The scientists have already solved the problem associated with limiting the time of exposure of an object to powerful laser radiation — the physicists developed an electronic FEL power modulator, which helped experimentally generate pulses of about 50 microseconds,» the message said. The scientists managed to reduce the pulse duration by six times.
Also, the new modulator will make it possible to simplify conducting experiments on a free-electron laser.