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Introduction: Laser

Description of Laser

Laser: A device that concentrates light into an intense, narrow beam used to cut or destroy tissue. It is used in microsurgery, photodynamic therapy, and for a variety of diagnostic purposes.
Source: National Institute of Health

Laser: acronym stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation; this phenomenon is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation; lasers operate in the visible, infrared, or ultraviolet regions of the spectrum and are capable of producing immense heat and power when focused at close range; used in surgical procedures, in diagnosis, and in physiologic studies; lasers used at low power, transmitting light not heat, have been used in wound healing and pain control.
Source: CRISP

Laser: An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the visible, infrared, or ultraviolet regions of the spectrum. They are capable of producing immense heat and power when focused at close range and are used in surgical procedures, in diagnosis, and in physiologic studies. Lasers used at low power, transmitting light not heat, have been used in wound healing and pain control (LASER THERAPY, LOW-LEVEL).
Source: MeSH 2007

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