Laser Related Web Sites
is a short of list
of web sites which provide information about lasers that may be useful in
researching your laser science project:
Institute of America [LIA]
|| This site provides a
Safety Bulletin that has been prepared by LIA's Laser Safety Committee to educate new laser users on the concerns and issues related to laser safety.
There is also a very useful page on Laser
Pointer Safety (which is also reproduced in our
Laser Safety pages).
|University of Waterloo
|| The Laser
Safety Manual used at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada. It gives a great deal
of detail about various kinds of lasers. The 'Laser Fundamentals' section
gives a lot of scientific
detail on how laser light is generated and has diagrams of the lasing
|The "Laser Adventure " by Rami
|The Laser Adventure
|| A site with a scientific orientation that contains details on the theory
and operation of lasers and scientific
terminology relating to lasers. It also includes a number of
experiments you can perform with lasers using simple apparatus
that you can build yourself.
|| Home page of Laserium,
the company that started
laser shows. There are some very beautiful images from their shows
in the Laserium
Invention of the Laser
|| This series
of web pages on the Bell Labs site discuss the invention of the
laser. The invention of the laser, which stands for light
amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, can be dated to
1958 with the publication of the scientific paper, Infrared and
Optical Masers, by Arthur L. Schawlow, then a Bell Labs
researcher, and Charles H. Townes, a consultant to Bell Labs.
That paper, published in Physical Review, the journal of
the American Physical Society, launched a new scientific field and
opened the door to a multibillion-dollar industry. A picture of
the patent document for the laser is shown at the left.
| The homepage of Rockwell Laser Industries who are involved in
laser safety services, laser consulting and laser education.
|Laser Focus World
|| The home page of the magazine Laser Focus World a monthly
magazine covering mostly
scientific and industrial applications of lasers.
Spectra is a monthly magazine for commercial, industrial and
scientific laser applications.
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