The most powerful lasers are the ones that use a specific material called a fluorescence.
That material is a form of carbon nanotubes, a material that’s used to make up a variety of materials and that’s incredibly hard to get in a lot of different ways.
That’s where the shine comes in.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have used lasers to create glow-in-the-dark glass using a material called fluorescence to create a new kind of high-power, ultra-bright light source.
The researchers hope that their research could eventually help power the next generation of super-high-speed, ultra low-cost optical devices.
Dr Alex G. Hagg, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at UNSW, said that the team wanted to use fluorescence in light to create transparent materials that were very difficult to make.
“We wanted to have an amazing material that was super-bright but that’s not reflective so that light would not be reflected back,” Dr Hagg said.
“The material that we were looking for is something that would be extremely strong and durable, but not reflective.”
The researchers used a combination of fluorescence and the metal halide coating of the material called palladium.
They created an ultra-high resolution laser beam that could be manipulated to produce the glowing light.
“A laser is basically a tiny light source, and if you can find a way to make that light shine through, you’ve got an awesome light source,” Dr Gag said.
The researchers also designed the beam to work in a particular way.
It would glow in the dark and not be affected by light reflecting off the material, which made it a great material for a beam of light to be used in a laser.
“One of the things that’s exciting about this material is that it’s actually a super-dense material that can be made into a beam,” Dr. Hag said.
“This beam of energy is much more stable than traditional fluorescence lasers that are used in lasers.”
The beam is not the only new material the researchers used to create the new beam.
They also used palladium nanotube superconductors and titanium dioxide to create an ultra high-quality beam.
The material was originally designed to be a material for medical devices.
“This material could potentially be used to produce devices like the next-generation ultra-low-cost ultra-fast superconducting magnets that are very fast and very flexible,” Dr S. V. K. Gupta, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the university, said.
In addition to Dr Gagg and Dr Gupta, co-authors on the paper are students Michael E. Cappello, Anurag Srinivasan, Arvind N. Raman, and Gauri Parekh.