laser beam

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n laser beam a beam of light generated by a laser
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Usage

In literature:

Ten huge holes gaped in the river bed underneath the laser beam heads mounted on adjustable cranes out and away from their power units.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
The laser beam creates a shock wave, a burst of superheated gas moving at supersonic velocity out of the nozzle.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Not Everyone Beaming Over Barclays Center's Lasers.
Laser lights beamed upon clock.
The green laser beam on the right is from an instrument that measures particles in the atmosphere.
Prankcallzzz filmed his puffer chasing a laser beam on YouTube in a video that now has gone viral.
Now with Surveillance, Blinking Crosswalks & Laser Beam Trash Cans.
Martian rock #N165, it's your time to shine, or glow, or whatever occurs when a hard substance gets zapped by a laser beam.
The nightly laser display can be seen for miles as this unique feature once again fills the sky with laser beams .
Langley man pleads guilty to pointing laser beam at RCMP helicopter.
Alexander William Schiller has pleaded guilty to pointing a laser beam at an RCMP helicopter in Vancouver while it was on duty.
Laser Beaming Could Make Power Lines Obsolete.
"Green lasers are what everyone wants right now—their shorter wavelength makes them appear much brighter than red laser beams and they travel farther," says Scott Davies, general manager of the American DJ Group of Companies.
A worker inspects a huge target chamber at the National Ignition Facility in California, in 2001, where beams from 192 lasers are aimed at a pellet of fusion fuel in the hopes of creating nuclear fusion.
As I write this on Tuesday morning, it is 84 degrees, 62 percent humidity, and the sun feels like a laser beam.
Arora says newer green-beam lasers are much more powerful than their red-beam counterparts, which are more common in classrooms and lecture halls.
LaserNet successfully repaired the green laser beam that rotates over the city of Monterrey , Mexico, restoring a long held tradition.
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In science:

For instance, one can suddenly switch-on a narrow laser beam, focused in the center of the trap.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
There are also significant analogies with the sound propagation experiment in a trapped condensate , where the “heater” is represented by the laser beam.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
What makes relatively easy to produce and manipulate vortices in trapped condensate is the possibility to induce rotations in a controllable way by means of laser beams or rotating traps.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
Right: far-field radiation pattern Figure 2 shows the effect of the spatial filtering on the raw laser beam. 5.2.
Updated results on prototype chalcogenide fibers for 10-um wavefront spatial filtering
This type of setup would be quite a bit more advantageous in term of scalability compared to the qubit manipulation utilizing the forced transition by external laser beam.
Locational Qubit Realization with One-dimensional Contact Interactions
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