Short for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a laser is an intense beam of light first developed by Physicist Theodore Maiman May 16, 1960. The picture is an example of a blue laser looks inside a Blu-ray disc player. Today, there are dozens of different uses of lasers, below are just a few examples of where lasers are used in computers.
Lasers inside computer hardware & equipment
- Bar code readers
- CD-ROM, DVD, Blu-ray, and other disc drives
- CD and DVD writers
- Laser mouse
- Laser printer