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The first 50 years of the laser

In this video interview, Tom Baer of the Stanford Photonics Research Center reviews 50 years of laser physics, and makes some predictions about the next 50.

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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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Measure the width of your hair with a laser pointer!

A short video with instructions on how to use a laser pointer to measure the width of your hair.

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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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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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Squealing Wall

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

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