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Default Hackaday - How Lasers Actually Work

Good post from Hackaday on how lasers actually work - seems to cover all the points with good explanations (And some nice graphics to go with them!), although may be a little in depth for some.

Also a good video in the comments that'd be worth a watch.


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Useful find Diachi, for anyone wishing to learn about the basics of lasers.
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See the question come up from time to time and it isn't always easy to find a real good explanation online. Hopefully this'll be useful to some folk!
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I believe this will come in handy for people in the future.
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