Optical Rockets

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Science  05 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5245, pp. 42
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5245.42


A research group at the University of Michigan has recently discovered that intense laser pulses called optical rockets can travel along plasma channels for distances of up to 20 meters. In his Perspective, Voss discusses the technology behind the experiment and a possible explanation for the results.

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