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Self-Cooling Lasers

A photograph of a researcher in lab.

Laura Andre, EECS PhD Student, runs an experiment using a self-cooling laser in the Engineering Research Building-1 on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on October 18, 2017. The laser can cool materials by changing its own wavelength to adjust to different situations, such as materials that face extreme conditions in space or on earth. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing