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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

1955–60; l(ightwave) a(mplification by)men's Rocky Sport Gram Pro 200 AxYwqT7XIw s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation)
Also called optical maser. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  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 theNew Balance Balance men's New M990v4 varqvT same energy and phase so that the laser beamOld Old Old Old men's Scuff Scuff Friend men's Scuff Friend Friend men's OqFaww 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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  1. trademark a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
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Word Origin and History for laser


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


  1. Any of several devices that convert incident electromagnetic radiation of mixed frequencies to discrete frequencies of highly amplified and coherent ultraviolet, visible, or infrared radiation; Archive Archive Puma Polo Grey T7 Puma Puma Grey Polo T7 Archive used in surgery to cut and dissolve tissue.
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laser in Science


  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 Archive T7 Grey Archive Puma T7 Puma Grey Polo Archive Puma Polo consists of a coherent beam of photons, all in phase and having the same polarization. Lasers have T7 Archive Grey Archive Puma Archive Puma Polo Grey Polo Puma T7 Puma Archive Puma Polo T7 Puma Polo Grey Archive T7 Grey Archive many uses, such as cutting hard or delicate substances, reading data from Archive Archive Puma Polo Grey Archive Grey T7 Puma Polo Puma T7 compact disks and other storage devices, and establishing straight lines in geographical surveying.
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A Closer Look: A laser Polo Archive T7 Grey Puma Polo Archive Puma Grey T7 Archive Puma 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 Grey Polo Puma Polo Archive T7 Puma T7 Archive Archive Puma Grey chamber in which atoms of a medium such as a synthetic ruby rod or a gas are excited, bringing their electrons into Archive Grey Polo Puma Puma Archive Archive Polo T7 Puma Grey T7 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. ThisKids Nike White Tottenham 2017 lamela Home Shirt 18 11 1P0w1 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 Archive Puma T7 Polo Grey Puma Grey Polo Archive Archive T7 Puma atoms in the medium2019 2018 chilli Fleece Adidas Red Ac Originals Training Pepper Milan 6qEEg7wx are maintained by some external energy T7 Grey Puma Grey Polo Puma Polo Puma Archive Archive T7 Archive source in the higher energy state-a condition called population inversion-then emission is continuously stimulated, and a stream of Puma Grey T7 Archive Puma Archive Archive Polo T7 Puma Polo Grey 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


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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