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50 Years of Lasers

By Paperstone on June 12, 2010 in Office Supplies

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2010 is the gold anniversary of the invention of the laser. In 1960, Theodore H. Maiman constructed the first functioning LASER – that is, Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation – although laser technology had been theorised 43 years earlier by Albert Einstein. In fact, laser-like weapons like death rays existed in the public imagination and in science fiction even before Einstein’s theorisation.

Upon their invention, lasers were dubbed, “a solution looking for a problem” and they have since found wide application from bloodless surgery, hair removal and industrial cutting to laser printing, barcode scanning and, militarily, blinding enemy troops.

Although for a long time popularly imagined as weapons, it is only in the last couple of years that an electric laser capable of destroying a tank or aircraft has been developed by Northrop Grumman.

In the stationery world, laser pointers are used to highlight presentations. In laser printers, a laser “draws” an electrostatic image on a drum to which toner powder is attracted. The drum distributes the toner on the Paper and fuser rollers melt the toner which fuses with the Paper fibres.

Paperstone sell a wide range of Laser printing labels for your home and office.


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