Physics horror novel… not quite

Yesterday, I received a tweet from @FQXi in response to the following tweet I posted on January 8th:

“For the first time in the lab after many moons. Strange feeling seeing the signal in the oscilloscope :)”

I have to confess that the comment made by @FQXi me laugh out loud:

“@quantum_tunnel This sounds like it should be the opening of a physics horror novel. ;-)”

It does indeed sounds ominous enough to prepare the reader to enter the obscure depths of an optics lab. Not quite a new Frankenstein monster, but what about the old one with a brand new powerful laser! Then again, maybe not.

Have fun!