Research done at UofR Laser Lab Earns Share of Nobel Prize for Physics

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Research done at the University of Rochester laser lab has earned a share of the Nobel Prize for physics. 

While at the U of R in the 1980's, French researcher Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland, now at the University of Waterloo in Canada, invented chirped pulse amplification. It's a technique to boost the power of laser pulses. 

They are sharing this year's prize with a Bell Labs researcher who invented "optical tweezers" -- using focused laser beams to hold microscopic objects.

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