Optical Setup (image) The Optical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Pictured is the optical setup used to create silver-silicone microwires with the electrical conductivity of metal and the elasticity of a polymer. The researchers used femtosecond laser pulses, which come through the objective lens underneath the stage, to create the microstructures. The LED light source is used to monitor the structure, which is displayed on the computer screen on the right. Note that the bright light source above the stage is not a femtosecond laser, but a LED light for illumination for the monitoring. Credit Mitsuhiro Terakawa, Keio University Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.