Ultrafast lasers have matured to the point that scientists unfamiliar with ultrafast technology can purchase reliable “plug-and-play” lasers for application in their own areas of expertise. These next-generation sources, which eliminate the need for users to become intimately acquainted with ultrafast optics, have significantly broadened the application base of ultrafast lasers. No-where is this trend more evident than in the application of ultrafast science to biology and medicine.
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