Why and how light can be used as a microtool
Lasers can be hot. Perhaps you experienced this yourself. In industrial processes as well as in medical surgery this fact is exploited routinely. But what temperatures are generated exactly? Hundreds of degrees? Thousands of degrees? Perhaps even ten thousand degrees? The surprise is: it can be even much more than that. Even with comparatively small-table top lasers, extreme temperatures and a new physical state of matter, plasma can be generated.
KeywordsCorner Frequency Gradient Force Optical Tweezer Optical Trap Optical Trapping
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