Nobel Prize

Laser revolution

Print edition : November 09, 2018

Arthur Ashkin, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize Physics for inventing “optical tweezers”. Photo: REUTERS

Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for their method of generating high-intensity, ultrashort optical pulses. Photo: Charles Platiau/ REUTERS

Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for their method of generating high-intensity, ultrashort optical pulses. Photo: REUTERS

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The 2018 Prize in Physics is awarded to Arthur Ashkin for his invention of optical tweezers and to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for developing techniques to generate high-intensity, ultrashort optical laser pulses.

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