Observation of the 0-fs pulse

August 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm | | cool results, literature

I’m coming back from a wonderful single molecule Gordon conference in the picturesque hills of New Hampshire.  Richard Zare gave a fun talk that seemed to be a hit with the crowd.  To commemorate, I thought I’d put out his seminal paper in the field of non-linear optics.

The authors make sure to consider the radical implications of their results:

Enjoy!

UPDATE: Dan M writes:

The paper you refer to as Dick Zare’s article was actually written by Wayne Knox, not by Zare. Wayne persuaded Zare and Hoose to be co-authors so that the author list would be amusing. In fact, Wayne didn’t actually know Hoose before this; he had to hunt through various directories in order to find somebody in the field of optics whose name sounded vaguely like “whose”. The other Knox, by the way, is his dad, who was a biophysics professor for many years.

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  1. Why not write something about the conference? Looking forward to it~

    Comment by kentspoot — August 26, 2008 #

  2. sorry, GRCs are strictly confidential, so we can’t give any details.

    Comment by sam — August 26, 2008 #

  3. Can’t share too much about the GRC as sam points out. Its a bit of a shame, but if the science is good, it will get published and I’ll be happy to bring it to everyone’s attention.

    Comment by ilya — September 4, 2008 #

  4. […] good April-fool’s article is Dick Zare’s zero-fs pulse. (Knox, Knox, Hoose, Zare. Observation of the 0-fs pulse. Optics and Photonics News, April 1990.) This one also has a great quote at the end: “We are […]

    Pingback by Everyday Scientist » khemistry klassics — December 5, 2008 #

  5. […] article is Dick Zare’s (Wayne Knox’s) zero-fs pulse. (Knox, Knox, Hoose, Zare. Observation of the 0-fs pulse. Optics and Photonics News, April 1990.) This one also has a great quote at the end: “We are […]

    Pingback by khemistry klassics | Walking Heart~2~Heart — January 1, 2009 #

  6. Hello there, Happy April Fool’s Day!

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    Happy April Fool’s Day!

    Comment by Yelena — April 1, 2010 #

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