Once described as a “solution looking for a problem,” lasers have found themselves as a ubiquitous piece of technology found in a vast array of technologies. The ability to generate a single frequency beam of intense light with either a narrow spatial or temporal bandwidth has created new frontiers to be explored in every scientific field. Lasers have been one of the central technological developments responsible for revolutions in communications, defense, manufacturing, and medicine. Today, lasers are everywhere: from research laboratories to our personal vehicles; from Mars to the moons of Jupiter; from medical clinics to the places we shop, work, and live.
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