• Short Summary

    The laser is an electronic device that produces an intense beam of light that can be used in communications, manufacturing, medicine, and other fields.

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    1.
    FORTY FOOT LASER
    0.11

    2.
    SCIENTIST AT WORK
    0.03

    3.
    LASER & HAIR
    0.03

    4.
    HOUSING RIG
    0.03

    5.
    SCIENTIST AT MICROSCOPE
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    6.
    MS MICROSCOPE
    0.03

    7.
    CU MICROSCOPE
    0.02

    8.
    CU SCIENTIST AT MICROSCOPE
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    9.
    SCIENTIST AT WORK
    0.03

    10.
    LASER EAM
    0.06

    11.
    CU SCIENTIST AT MICROPHONE
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    12.
    LASER BEAM
    0.57


    TRANSCRIPT: NARRATOR: Many lasers are big, expensive electronic devices requiring large amounts of power to operate. -- Scientists at Bell Laboratories have devised a small, new laser that requires little power. It is shown here in comparison to a human hair. This tiny laser is mounted in a housing for experimental purposes. Lasers of this general type have previously required special cooling systems because of high power requirements. This new device operates continuously at room temperature, however, and efficiently converts electricity directly to laser light. Ordinarily invisible because it is infrared, this laser beam is seem here through a specially designed microscope. Someday communication signals may be transmitted over these slender beams of light which can be generated by no more power than that from ordinary flashlight batteries.




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    Background: The laser is an electronic device that produces an intense beam of light that can be used in communications, manufacturing, medicine, and other fields. One of the problems scientists have faced in developing the laser is to make it small and cheap enough to have widespread use.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEM2X30BZ6XLT8NV9X6BT7ZJW4
    Media URN:
    VLVAEM2X30BZ6XLT8NV9X6BT7ZJW4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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