Nobel Prize for Discoveries in Laser Physics
Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries that led to the revolution in the field of laser physics.
Ashkin has been awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of optical tweezers for trapping and manipulation of particles, atoms and living cells. Mourou and Strickland share the Prize for the development of technique for amplifying laser pulses, the so called Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA), which has become the standard technique for enhancement of pulse energy in femtosecond laser amplifiers.
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