Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Amazing laser applications

A (so-far) 9-part series of amazing laser applications.

Coincidentally, we'll figure out how lasers work in Tuesday's lecture. We'll start from where we left of with particle statistics, and figure out the 'stimulated emission' part of the acronym first. Once we have the key bits in place, I'll talk briefly about how one goes about constructing a laser,  and why they are not just fancy flashlights.

Well, they are fancy flashlights, but they do other things too ...

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