But lately there has been talk about how they are generating light
pulses who's length is measured in 'attoseconds'.
So how long is an attosecond? It is 1/1000 of a femtosecond. How long
is a femtosecond? A femtosecond is one millionth of one billioth of a
second. Or in scientific notation, a femtosecond is 1*10^-15 (1E-15),
and thus, an attosecond is 1*10^-18 (1E-18). Or for short (pardon the
pun), an attosecond is an insignificant amount of time.
Does this mean when your boss gives you an attoboy, they are giving
you an insignificant amount of praise?
form : The embedded muse.