Fascinating facts

By admin
05 March 2014

They're used in so many techonologies, including weaponry and medical advances, but do you know where lasers come from and what the word stands for?

The word laser stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation'. It's believed Theodore Maiman made the first laser work properly on 16 May 1960 at the Hughes Research Laboratory in California. He shone a high-power flash lamp on a ruby rod with silver-coated surface

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