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Communicating with light 01:04:00

Communicating with light

by Polina Bayvel
Communicating with light
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 441 views
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Most of the data we generate and receive (whether emails, tweets, videos or mobile calls) are now carried by optical fibres, which use light to transmit vast quantities of information over trans-oceanic distances. The use of hundreds of wavelengths ....

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Physics of Communications 00:33:00

Communication on Earth, using Cables and Satellites

by Colin Byfleet
Communication on Earth, using Cables and Satellites
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 892 views
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A brief look at the Physics behind sending signals along cables and via geostationary satellites. An experiment to measure the speed of an electrical pulse in a cable is described and the Physics of the orbits of communcations satellites is develope....

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Space Probes 00:25:00

Communication with Space Probes and beyond

by Colin Byfleet
Communication with Space Probes and beyond
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 2899 views
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The main problems associated with communicating with distant space probes like Voyager 1 are investigated. The role played by diffraction in limiting the amount of power receivable on Earth is discussed. The further problems of reaching a nearby st....

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Cold Atomic - L-N - Phillips - P 2008 00:31:00

From Millisecond to Attosecond Laser Pulses

by Nicolaas Bloembergen
From Millisecond to Attosecond Laser Pulses
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 545 views
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A historical overview is presented of the experimental development of ever shorter laser pulses from 1960 to the present. Already in the early sixties nanosecond pulses were achieved and the entry into the picosecond domain was reached in the late s....

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Lucas 00:57:00

How X-rays cracked the structure of DNA

by Amand Lucas
How X-rays cracked the structure of DNA
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 735 views
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An elegantly simple optical diffraction demonstration with an inexpensive laser pointer is used to show the way in which x-rays can reveal the structure of crystals, and in particular, the double helix structure of DNA.

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Golla 00:05:00

Light

by Shalini Golla
Light
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 684 views
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Shalini Golla presents on the science behind light.

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Hare light-sound 00:05:00

Light Beam

by Jonathan Hare
Light Beam
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 723 views
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Light is reflected off a flexible shiny surface fixed to the end of a plastic tube. When one speaks into the tubes sound vibrations pass down the tube and make the surface vibrate. The reflected light is therefore sent off from the surface in a con....

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Sibbett 01:08:00

Optical science in the fast lane

by Wileon Sibbett
Optical science in the fast lane
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 606 views
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In this talk Wilson Sibbett introduces some of the underlying concepts that have enabled us to develop practical ultrafast lasers and a selection of applications that range from the fundamentals of chemical bonding to weapons decommissioning!

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Hare parabolic 00:02:00

Parabolic Light Collectors

by Jonathan Hare
Parabolic Light Collectors
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 819 views
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Parabolic surfaces can be used to concentrate energy for example to focus sunlight to heat things. Using an old World War II spot light mirror we demonstrate how easy it it is to concentrate enough energy to cause combustion. Finally, we show how to ....

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Hare Fresnel 00:05:00

The Fresnel Lens

by Jonathan Hare
The Fresnel Lens
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 591 views
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Early lighthouses used coil and wood fires before moving on to gas and then electricity powered lights.  Massive improvements took place by using a lens system around the light.  The development of the Fresnel lens brought what we now regard as the....

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The Individuality - L-N - Glauber - P 2008 00:32:00

The Optical Frequency Comb – a Really Versatile Tool

by John Hall
The Optical Frequency Comb – a Really Versatile Tool
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 528 views
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The Optical Frequency Comb concept and technology exploded in 1999-2000 from the synthesis of advances in independent fields of Laser Stabilization, UltraFast Lasers, and NonLinear Optical Fibers. The Comb was developed first as a method for optical....

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What is Quantum Optics? - Lindau-Nobel - Roy Glauber - Physics 2010 01:18:00

What is Quantum Optics?

by Roy Glauber
What is Quantum Optics?
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 3 years ago | 513 views
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The image of light waves as oscillating electromagnetic fields explains virtually all the phenomena of traditional optics.  An awareness that these waves are somehow subdivided into quanta has however been with us since the early 20th century.  The....

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