A device that utilizes the natural oscillations of atoms or molecules between energy levels for generating electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet, visible, or infrared regions of the spectrum with an intensity that can burn or otherwise effect physical matter and be employed for a variety of purposes, such as precision surgery or tactical weaponry.

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Top News of 2002 By Ray Kurzweil and Amara D. Angelica
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News Articles that refer to Laser

Atom laser-beam microscope
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Truck-mounted laser shoots down spy drone
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Related Links

Laser History
Laser Institute of America
Invention of the Laser at Bell Labs