n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - SALT : calibration of high-resolution spectrograph : news note
|Article Title||SALT : calibration of high-resolution spectrograph : news note|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 2016|
|Pages||100 - 101|
Since last week, the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland has been testing a Laser Frequency Comb, which is a calibration device that uses powerful lasers and photonic crystal fibres to produce the equivalent of a ruler that is both extremely long and has very finely spaced graduations. The pioneers of this decade old technology were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2005.
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