Laser Videos and CDs
Laser Technology: Changing Daily Life, Forging New Opportunities
150029: VHS (NTSC)
A perfect complement for technician training, introductory optics courses, public awareness, this 42-minute video traces the short but fast-paced history of the laser, with an exciting visual depiction of laser applications. High school and post-secondary students will learn the characteristics of diode, solid state and gas lasers, and the properties that make them useful in a variety of applications, including telecommunications, entertainment, biomedicine, and the military. Video footage was collected from pioneers in laser applications, and over 25 industrial corporations.
historical background of the laser
properties of light
description of main laser types
Lasers As A Tool
150012 (Video Only)
Lasers are important and fascinating tools. Applications for lasers will continue to expand. Learn how a laser works and see the different types of lasers and their applications. The video was developed for the Optical Society of America.
Lasers: What is a Laser and How Does it Work?
Laser Applications: Fiber Optics Printing Scanners Compact Disc Players Entertainment (Laser Light Shows) Manufacturing Construction Cutting Engraving Medical Laser Spectroscopy Laser Radar Laser Fusion
Video length: 21 minutes