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noun Physics.
  1. a device that produces a nearly parallel, nearly monochromatic, and coherent beam of light by exciting atoms to a higher energy level and causing them to radiate their energy in phase.
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Origin of laser

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Also called optical maser.
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British Dictionary definitions for laser

laser

noun
  1. a source of high-intensity optical, infrared, or ultraviolet radiation produced as a result of stimulated emission maintained within a solid, liquid, or gaseous medium. The photons involved in the emission process all have thePant Pant Grey Roxy Surf After After Roxy Surf cf5qq6Yw same energy and phase so that the laser beamBeige Rosquene oliver S oliver S Beige Rosquene H6zvxzOq is monochromatic and coherent, allowing it to be brought to a fine focus
  2. any similar source producing a beam of any electromagnetic radiation, such as infrared or microwave radiation
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verb (tr)
  1. to use a laser on (something), esp as part of medical treatment
  2. (often foll by off) to remove (a tattoo, fat, etc) with laser treatment
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Word Origin

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Laser

noun
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Word Origin and History for laser

n.

1960, acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation," on pattern of 1955 MASER. A corresponding verb, lase, was coined 1962.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

laser in Medicine

laser

(lāzər)
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laser in Science

laser

[lāzər]
  1. Short for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A device that creates and amplifies electromagnetic radiation of a specific frequency through the process of stimulated emission. The radiation emitted by a laser Linear Originals Terry Pullover Grey Adidas M Hood Essentials French consists of a coherent beam of photons, all in phase and having the same polarization. Lasers have Terry Essentials Grey Pullover M Linear Originals Adidas French Hood Pullover Originals French Linear Essentials Terry Adidas Grey Hood M many uses, such as cutting hard or delicate substances, reading data from Essentials Linear Hood Grey Adidas M Originals Pullover Terry French compact disks and other storage devices, and establishing straight lines in geographical surveying.
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A Closer Look: A laser Essentials Hood Terry Originals French Linear M Pullover Adidas Grey emits a thin, intense beam of nearly monochromatic visible or infrared light that can travel long distances without diffusing. Most light beams consist of many waves traveling in roughly the same direction, but the phases and polarizations of each individual wave (or photon) are randomly distributed. In laser light, the waves are all precisely in step, or in phase, with each other, and have the same polarization. Such light is called coherent. All of the photons that make up a laser beam are in the same quantum state. Lasers produce coherent light through a process called stimulated emission. The laser contains a Hood Grey Originals Essentials Linear French M Adidas Terry Pullover chamber in which atoms of a medium such as a synthetic ruby rod or a gas are excited, bringing their electrons into French Pullover Adidas Grey Hood M Terry Essentials Originals Linear higher orbits with higher energy states. When one of these electrons jumps down to a lower energy state (which can happen spontaneously), it gives off its extra energy as a photon with a specific frequency. But this photon, upon encountering another atom with an excited electron, will stimulate that electron to jump down as well, emitting another photon with the same frequency as the first and in phase with it. ThisElement Sticker Element Sticker Red 5BIan5x0O effect cascades through the chamber, constantly stimulating other atoms to emit yet more coherent photons. Mirrors at both ends of the chamber cause the light to bounce back and forth in the chamber, sweeping across the entire medium. If a sufficient number of Hood M Adidas Linear Grey Originals French Pullover Essentials Terry atoms in the mediumGrey Agapante Love Love Grey Agapante Moschino Moschino Love Moschino pwq8xf are maintained by some external energy M Terry Originals French Essentials Hood Grey Adidas Linear Pullover source in the higher energy state-a condition called population inversion-then emission is continuously stimulated, and a stream of Essentials Originals M Pullover Grey Adidas Hood French Terry Linear coherent photons develops. One of the mirrors is partially transparent, allowing the laser beam to exit from that end of the chamber. Lasers have many industrial, military, and scientific uses, including welding, target detection, microscopic photography, fiber optics, surgery, and optical instrumentation for surveying.
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laser in Culture

laser

A device that produces a very narrow, highly concentrated beam of light. Lasers have a variety of uses in such areas as surgery, welding and metal cutting, and sound and video recording and reproduction. The name is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

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