Harnessing Quantum Light Science for Tabletop X-Ray Lasers

Posted on November 08, 2017

Ever since the invention of the laser more than 50 years ago, scientists have been striving to create an X-ray version. But until recently, very high power levels were needed to make an X-ray laser. Making a practical, tabletop-scale X-ray laser source required taking a new approach, described by physicist Margaret Murnane in the Hans Bethe Lecture on Oct. 18, 2017.