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Exploring the Diverse World of Laser Applications

Exploring the Diverse World of Laser Applications
Photo by Johannes Plenio

Lasers are light beams that are so powerful that it can cut through metals and travel miles into the sky. Since the year 1960, lasers have been instigated in our lives in some way or the other. There are different kinds of lasers and each type of laser varies in terms of output power, usage, wavelength, and other features. As the laser technology is evolving with time, there are many new opportunities that are been introduced in the various fields. 

Listed below are some of the ways in which laser applications have changed our lifestyle –

Lasers In Healthcare

Since several decades, lasers have been widely used in healthcare; including dermatology, cosmetic treatments, surgeries, angioplasty, treatment of cancer, and much more. Nowadays, it is commonly used by the present generation for tattoo removal, liposuction, hair removal, etc. As the laser technology minimizes the damage to surrounding tissues, the patient recovers swiftly. Moreover, dentists prefer using lasers for their treatment as it is less painful and more effective for the patient.   

Laser in Telecom and Data Transfer

Laser communication is the best technology to transfer data quickly and efficiently. Unlike the traditional methods like fiber optics or radio waves, laser communication can help in streaming high-quality videos and sending large files instantly. Moreover, it reduces the risk of unauthorized access thereby enhancing security. It is rightly said that lasers have become the game-changers in the field of communication. 

Lasers in Manufacturing and Material Processing

The laser material processing feature helps in modifying the appearance or shape of a material. By modifying the material instantly, you can quickly change designs without retooling; thereby improving the quality of finished products. Moreover, the laser material processing can be done on numerous types of materials including aluminum, ceramics, iron, plastics, and more. Thus, lasers have replaced the traditional cutting and engraving techniques. 

Lasers used for Scientific Research and Development

No doubt about the fact that there are innumerable uses of lasers in various fields of application. Scientists have even used lasers to measure the distance between the moon and earth. However, scientific lasers are special as they need to fulfill certain specifications and are more delicate to operate.  They are usually used in laboratories and under well-trained personnel. Since they are extraordinary, these lasers are produced by specialized manufacturers or in a distinct branch of a larger laser company.  

Conclusion

Overall, lasers are the main component of various products that we use on a daily basis. For instance; Blu-Ray, DVD Players, Barcode Scanners, and many more day-to-day products use laser technology. In addition, the entire potential of lasers is yet to be explored and its application is definitely going to grow and evolve with time.