Perfecting laser defenses

From “Star Wars” to “Star Trek,” the laser has captured the popular imagination like few other high-tech devices. Short for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” the laser has a storied history dating back to 1917 and Albert Einstein, who first suggested the concept of stimulated emission.  Simply stated, radiation can stimulate electrons in […]

Femtosecond laser lab comes to Mizzou Engineering

“We see the addition of a femtosecond laser lab as a way to enable University of Missouri research teams to aggressively pursue success at a national level,” said Robert D. “Bob” Tzou, the James C. Dowell professor and chairman in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Long on College of Engineering’s wish list, a generous […]

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