laser beam


: the narrow beam of light produced by a laser

Examples of laser beam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Controlled by an orbital switchboard, laser beam connections could be established (and withdrawn after use) that provide direct links between any two points on Earth. James Rosen, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Too often, business success stories present journeys of people with ideal backgrounds, the right credentials, and laser beam focus on a singular mission. Ebony Flake, Essence, 19 Jan. 2024 An experiment with a laser beam suggests this is possible. Sabrina Weiss, WIRED, 31 Dec. 2023 Aiming a laser beam across thousands of kilometers, between satellites moving at thousands of kilometers per hour in different directions, is no mean feat. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2023 Because the laser beam is narrow, it must be pointed toward receivers on Earth with high accuracy, a challenge that only grows with distance. John Johnson Jr., Discover Magazine, 27 Nov. 2023 This technique involves evaporating individual atoms from one of the zircon crystals with a laser beam and identifying them, per the Washington Post. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Oct. 2023 This is a 720p, 25 mW laser beam scanning projection system that pumps out graphics in a monochrome teal color. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 With the technique, the scientists were able to take samples from a tiny sliver of one of the crystals and use a laser beam to evaporate the atoms one by one and identify them, ruling out that the lead atoms had clustered within the crystal. Carolyn Y. Johnson, Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2023

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“Laser beam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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