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Dye Laser

Eximer is a shortened form of "excited dimer", denoting the fact that the lasing medium in this type of laser is an excited diatomic molecule.

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How Laser Printers Work

A brief description of how Laser Printers work, including some historical accounts. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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How laser speed guns work

A good explanation of how laser (LIDAR) speed guns are used to measure a car's speed. There are links to related questions.

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Mars Curiosity Rover: ChemCam laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy unveiled

Curiosity rovers uses a laser to blast a rock and look at the light given off to analyse what the rock is made of, a technique called spectroscopy.

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Holokids

site concerned with holograms and lasers straightforward explanation and links to a slide show, faq and more. Includes advert and ordering information for 'shoebox holography.'

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Science Experiments You Can Do

Science club type activities involving lasers, dry ice, optics, slime and smoke rings.

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Holography Lasers and Holograms

Descriptions and information on holograms.

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Squealing Wall

An often used demo using laser light to produce an interference pattern by reflection off a moving surface.

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Contributions of Physics to the Information Age

This is site highlights some of the areas that physics has impacted on our daily lives, covering: Quantum Mechanics, Computers, The Transistor, The Web , & Lasers.

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Optics for Kids

With a series of questions and answers the site takes the user from basic light principles to lenses in glasses and telescopes, and lasers. There are useful links and an optics glossary.

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