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Free Electron Laser

Free Electron Laser

Most lasers come in only one color. This is like having a radio that is stuck on one station - if that station is boring, you're out of luck. Jefferson Lab scientists have built a new kind of laser, called a free electron laser, that can be tuned to many different colors. This type of laser can then be used by companies to make things, such as stain resistant rugs and comfortable feeling polyester fabrics, without chemicals.

This tour reflects Jefferson Lab as it was in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In particular, this predates the 12 GeV upgrade and the addition of Hall D. For a modern look at the Lab, please see the Jeffeson Lab Virtual Tour.

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