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Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

October 2, 2018

University of Rochester doctoral graduate Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) and former optics faculty member Gérard Mourou shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work they undertook at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Their breakthrough paved the way for the creating very short and very intense laser pulses now used in a variety of applications, from LASIK eye surgery to the manufacturing of materials used in cell phones.

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Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 12, 2017

As a teenager, Wayne Knox ’79, ’84 (PhD) “sometimes filled the house with smoke” while building short wave radios and other electronic gadgets from scratch. Now the optics professor is among this year’s NAI fellows.

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UR center makes the photonic match

UR center makes the photonic match

November 2, 2015

This technology being developed by Harris Corp., which could potentially take pictures of anyone at an airport, is at least a few years away from being implemented. And it requires researchers with an expertise in optics, photonics and imaging science.

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