It has just been 50 years since the first laser has been introduced to the world, by a legend Theodore Maimam in 1960. This first laser named as ruby laser was using a synthetic ruby as grain medium and has shaken the entire world and gave a new definition and understanding in us about the technologies. Since then there are many evolutions that came in laser improvements and with ever new inventions it has been intervening in military, industrial, cosmetic, research, medicine and many other sectors changing our lives. Today they have become the integral part of human life as they are used in sensors and many electronic devices which we use on a daily basis. Apart from the existing benefits and use cases that are in light from a laser, there are many companies as well as laboratories striving to find new possibilities and new applications of the laser that would facilitate the necessities we have in our lives. Few companies have been working towards creating weapons with this technology which might lead to war.
Whats New in a 2013 Laser World?
Every year there is a new application introduced to the public with the best example being the latest 100-INC laser TV that has been provided by LG Electronics in 2013. Than to call it TV it would be apt to call it as a projector that gives access to stream internet services from this big sized screen thus giving a feel of having own theatre at home.
The new set of applications is waiting to serve us using the new technology that has been worked out by Imran Mahboob who created laser with the use of sound waves than using the regular light waves. Though it might take several years for the applications to start working surely it is the new milestone achieved in the laser evolution process.
Another achievement is at Hasso Plattner Institute where researchers have found a way to make 3-D objects with the use of 2-D laser cutters. Something called as LaserOrigami has proved to be faster than the traditional 3-D fabrication applied on 3-D prototypes by simple bending.
Swedish researchers were able to release a promising robot, at the AASS Research Centre located at Orebro University, by name Gasbot that would work continuously. With the inbuilt system made of gas sensor, GPS and powerful lasers, it would be able to collect the data and then build the maps that should give the directions to do the investigation of the places that are likely to have leaking harmful methane which then will be passed on to the workers for further process.
If someone has to experience hallucination without using drugs then it could be possible very soon with the kind of laser Forest application invented by marshmallow Laser Feast from UK. You would admire whispering trees and enjoy listening to the great music that comes out from each tree in the forest, which typically is just a rod installed in the floor.
From the science fiction there came an idea where the military airplanes can shoot the rockets by themselves which might become true in 2014 with the testing of solid self defense laser system that is installed in combat airplanes. This invention is from the USAF and it will get into real firing tests.
Lasers can even manipulate climate by formatting clouds and provoking rain, creating seed clouds, smog as well as prevents floods etc. which will all help the world. Even the common man who is finding difficulty in organizing events can go ahead once they are let to use this for their necessities. All this can be achieved from pulses of light due to which ice can be formed or water can be condensed and so on. Professors like Dr Kasparian and Professor Wolf strongly believe that laser technology would definitely help control the weather.
Professor Gerald Buller was able to find a solution to get 3-D information when a low power laser beam is passed over the object and the result of this innovation is the stunning camera that can take 3-D photos up to 1 kilometer away. The superconducting nanowires would count the distance of one laser pulse that would return back from the object and this is where it has become quite famous and expected to work well underwater or air, like in airplanes, for scanning forest vegetation, for measuring the dimensions of oceans or lakes.
The next innovation that would come into light very fast in the market provided FDA approves is the laser that would help treat the sun damage which will eliminate the need of visiting a medical institution for healing any of the damages caused by the sun. They are so genuine that even would doctors would prescribe them.
With the numerous innovations that are coming up with laser technology it becomes truly difficult to undercover all of them or would take lots of time for a common man to go through the number of possibilities and features that this laser would give us.