Applications of lasers

Lasers have applications in almost every field like medicine, industry, communication and science and technology. These applications are due to the directional, coherent and monochromatic properties of lasers.

a) Holography: Holography is a technique to record the complete picture of an object, that is it will produce the three dimensional picture. The process of holography will be discussed in detail later on.

b) Measurement of long distance: The beam spreading in the laser light is very small, laser can travel along distances, without appreciable spreading. The time taken by laser pulse to  travel from laser source to a given target and back is measured. As the velocity of light is known, the distance of the target can be calculated using the relation 2d =  c x  t where d is the distance of the target and c is the velocity of light. Continue reading “Applications of lasers”