Laser 60th Anniversary

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the invention of the laser, our editors have chosen a collection of Articles published in Communications Physics that highlight the versatility of this now ubiquitous light source. These articles provide a glimpse into how laser technology has diversified since its conception and found application in both research and real-world settings.

The positive feedback between advances in laser performance, exploiting concepts from optical and solid-state physics, and the new insight gained by using the laser’s unique emission properties drives continued interest in this system across the breadth of scientific disciplines.


Fibre lasers


Ultrafast & Coherent Processes

High-power Lasers and Laser Plasma acceleration