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New Report Highlights State of Ultrafast Laser Research

08 December 2017: Phil Bucksbaum chaired a committee formed by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to provide current analysis regarding the state of ultrafast laser research in the USA. Their findings are documented in "Opportunities for Intense Ultrafast Lasers," a report available online, as a PDF, and as hard copy.

One such finding by the Committee on Opportunities in the Science, Application, and Technology of Intense Ultrafast Lasers is the shifting of scientific/technological leadership in this area from the USA to Europe and Asia, as reported in several news sources (a link to one such article follows).

To read further, please refer to these links: Opportunities in Intense Ultrafast Lasers | "The U.S. has lost its lead in lasers" (Washington Post)