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Laser has become a common household word,but was does it mean?

The acronym LASER stands for “LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED


EMISSION OF RADIATION”. It is commonly used as a word and written
as “laser”. The “radiation” portion of the acronym sound ominous but
radiation just means traveling light or other particles. Light, or photons
are electromagnetic waves including everything from x rays to radio
waves. LASER light tends to be in or near the visible portion of the
electromagnetic spectrum.

Normal light sources tend to emit a hodgepodge of diverse photons.


The sun, stars. Incandescent light bulbs, florenscent lights,fires and
candles,LEDs and most surfaces reflecting light, are made of a variety
of atomic elements that hold and emit light of different frequencies at
different polarities.