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What Is A Laser Diode?

Do you own a DVD or CD player or even a printer? How about a remote control that operates your television? Each of these household items features a laser diode. This is a semiconductor device that emits waves of the same…

Lasers, Fact and Fiction Revealed

The laser was developed in 1958, and since that time it really has been the target of many science fiction movies that use lasers to do everything from opening safes to destroying the world. Although it may be interesting to delve…

Ray Guns 101

Lasers are items that we may find commonplace but it was not all that long ago that it was not science; it was a matter of being science fiction. Laser is an acronym which stands for light amplification by the stimulation emission…