• WordNet 3.6
    • n laser an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery
    • n laser A gum-resin obtained from the north of Africa, and greatly esteemed by the ancients as an antispasmodic, deobstruent, and diuretic. It is supposed to have been produced by Thapsia Garganica or one of the varieties of that plant. Also called asadulcis.
    • n laser An obsolete form of leisure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "laser" stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission by radiation."
    • n Laser lā′ser a gum-resin from North Africa, esteemed by the ancients as a deobstruent and diuretic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. laser, juice of laserpitium.


In literature:

Cellular, phone, laser, computer network, PBXes, AT&T, Baby Bells, long-distance entrepreneurs, packet radio.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
It laserates my venerable heart-strings, most noble Pea-cracker, to see how you've been lickt.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 25, September 17, 1870" by Various
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The theory behind the heat projector was simply an extension of the laser theory, plus a few refinements.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
A cluster of men stood around a compact pole-beam laser unit aimed at the ground.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
A monkey wrench or a laser torch makes a pretty fair weapon.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
Therefore, he and his men were in absolute control of the men who controlled the laser.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
Then she looked directly at me, only now her eyes were losing their laser-like focus, were starting to seem glazed.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
We've got a major run-up of the Cyclops laser system scheduled tonight for 2100 hours.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The ones you play back using some kind of laser gizmo?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

After years of delays and billions in overspending, this Airborne Laser project is just about ready for its first shoot-down test.
Achieving precision and diversification with laser and waterjet technologies.
Pink Floyd + Lasers = Righteous.
New laser technology could find the first planets that resemble Earth.
Laser Therapy May Ease Type of Eczema .
Electrician Joel Feenstra checks a berry-sorting machine in Langley that uses a laser to grade blueberries.
Part of the laser system used for measuring the shape of the electron .
OC Police Remind Public, Businesses About Laser Pointer Law.
Two years after reaching a crescendo, the laser pointer READ.
American Shifter Company, home of the world's largest selection of shift knobs, has expanded its offerings with their industry-first Custom Laser Engraving option.
For the first time in patients with epilepsy , these lesions are being destroyed with lasers.
So what is a laser cutter and how does it work.
Equipping CMMs with Laser Probes.
Given the scale of Europe's economic crisis, you'd think Europe's political leaders would be laser-focused on resolving the deeper causes of the debt challenges facing Greece, Spain, and Italy.
When the representative for EZ Fingerprints is finished taking the fingerprints using a laser, it's the volunteer who pays the $51 fee.

In science:

The parameters F /F0 and S are higher for optical lasers than for presently available X-ray lasers.
Cherenkov radiation and pair production by particles traversing laser beams
It depends on the energy of laser quanta ωL and is much lower for X-ray lasers than for optical lasers.
Cherenkov radiation and pair production by particles traversing laser beams
Thus, in what follows, we discuss only optical lasers briefly referring to X-ray lasers for some estimates.
Cherenkov radiation and pair production by particles traversing laser beams
Therefore, we may selectively couple the two initially non-resonant QD’s (satisfying Eq. 5 before the laser is switched on) by the application of a single detuned laser satisfying Eq. 6 which non-adiabatically shifts the eigenstates to the anticrossing point in Fig. 1.
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
In this case, if the laser is sufficiently detuned from resonance (i.e. if δ = (ω1 −ωl) ≫ Ω/2, with Ω the laser-system coupling), the |αni are still approximate eigenstates and we can employ second order perturbation theory to obtain the energy shift in the separation of the two levels.
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect