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The Beauty in an imperfection

Spectrum of light generated from a plasma by focusing a 35-fs amplified laser. Aliasing occurs when the spatial frequency of a camera sensor does not match that of the object and is often an undesired artifact. However, a different facet of aliasing artifact is shown here—the beauty in an imperfection.

—Mervin Lim Pac Chong,  University of Rochester, NY, USA