Laser Community issue 35:
- New era in beam generation: It will be possible to scan whole bridges, noninvasively inspect huge components in situ, and predict the expected life of newly produced batteries.
- Secondary Sources: Breakthroughs in USP laser technology will provide industry and medicine with easy access to hard X-rays and high-energy particle beams.
- Microprocessing: There’s a shortage of lifesaving stents for heart patients. A startup in Minnesota has plans to change that.
- Solid-state laser: An ESA mission is looking for traces of life on Mars. Onboard: a tiny, extremely robust laser.