Invention of First Laser, you could be using it now!


Google doodle (logo) is all laser today to mark the demonstration of first working laser  on 16th May 1960 by Theodore Maiman. The term “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

A typical laser emits light in a narrow, low-divergence monochromatic (single-coloured, if the laser is operating in the visible spectrum), beam with a well-defined wavelength.

While this was technical jargon, Laser technology is increasing becoming part of our life. Just watched DVD of favorite movie? Well, you just used laser technology. Optical storage devices such as compact disc and DVD players are based on laser functionality.

A beam of laser is used to scan and read the content on the surface of the disc. And did we forget the use of super cool laser printers and bar code readers? Laser technology is heavily used at industry level for cutting steel, military for range finding, medicines and even cosmetics.

Laser seems to have touched many elements of our daily use. For Techno crowd thanks to laser for running our computers and laptops in super fast mode. Laser technology is for sure getting important, isn’t it?


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