Record-Breaking Laser Link to Test Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Researchers set a record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere. Read more about it here.
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Scientists from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere, ICRAR reports in a press release.
In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, the team behind the world record describe how they combined "phase stabilization" technology with advanced self-guiding optical terminals.
The researchers say their laser will allow science such as Einstein's theory of general relativity to be tested more precisely than ever before.
Record-breaking laser link
The combination of "phase stabilization" technology and advanced self-guiding optical terminals allows laser signals to be sent from one point to another without interference from the atmosphere.