Top Photonics News: Yep, hard-working lasers are everywhere

Dec. 20, 2013
Here's a short list of some who may benefit from a tirelessly toiling laser -- remember, lasers never sleep; only their owners do. Happy Holidays!
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Here's a short list of some who may benefit from a tirelessly toiling laser. Remember, lasers never sleep; only their owners do. Happy Holidays!

Industry:
MATERIALS PROCESSING: 100 kW fiber laser, power meter serve industry

The military:
U.S. Army's vehicle-mounted High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator shoots down UAVs, mortar rounds

The environment:
Laser atom trap uses Krypton 81 to monitor ancient aquifers

Energy:
NOVEL LASERS: Solar-pumped Nd:YAG lasers getting brighter

The man in his cave (as well as everyone else upstairs in the living room):
NFL football could benefit from first-down laser system

About the Author

John Wallace | Senior Technical Editor (1998-2022)

John Wallace was with Laser Focus World for nearly 25 years, retiring in late June 2022. He obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and physics at Rutgers University and a master's in optical engineering at the University of Rochester. Before becoming an editor, John worked as an engineer at RCA, Exxon, Eastman Kodak, and GCA Corporation.

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