Research Highlights

Distinguished Professor Mansoor Sheik-Bahae
Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, PhD

Distinguished Professor Mansoor Sheik-Bahae's Research Spotlighted in UNM's Daily Lobo Student Newspaper

Optical Refrigeration Lab Tricks Getting Lower and Lower

New Mexico is known for low riders, but soon Dr. Sheik-Bahae's low temperature crystal laser cooling lab may be the low point of UNM's research efforts.

"The idea here that one can cool matter with laser beams was predicted many, many years ago," Sheik-Bahae said. "But the challenge has been some intricate tricks that we had to play with to get it to these low temperatures and make it a reality."

Read more: UNM lab becomes world's coolest, New Mexico Daily Lobo, December 12, 2014.

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