The laser in 1960

The laser built in 1960 by: Payten Johnson

About the laser.

The first laser was built by Gordon Gould. Also he was the first person to use the word "laser", Gould made the first light laser. He was a doctoral student at Columbia University under Charles Townes the inventor of the maser. Gordon Gould was inspired to build his optical laser starting in 1958. He failed to file for patent his invention untill 1959. As a result, Gould's patent was refused and his technology was exploited by other. It took untill 1977 for Gordon Gould to finally win his patent war and receive his first patentfor the laser.

Graph and statistics of the laser.

Ever sence the first laser was created, it have been used for science and many other things like telephone network and checkout stands at stores. Lasers are also used to cut or drill through metal. they can also be use for measuring large places like how far the moon is and measuring the speed of light and people can have laser eye surgery to help them see once again.

My opinion.

The laser has changed the way we use technology. We can use lasters to scan and see through things that our eyes can't like an x-ray to see what is wrong with the human or animal body. Also we can use lasers to weld metal and help build huge skyscrapers and other buildings. Lasers can also be used as a weppon for guns to target things better and as a guid to hit the target.

Laser cutting metal.

Laser used to scan a soda at the store.

Fun laser facts

Some fun facts about lasers is that they are used for games. One of the most well know and most popular laser game is laser tag. Laser tag was created in 1989 and continues to grow in popularity everyday. There is also laser puzzles games, like laser checkers and laser mirror war, these games were created in the 1990's and slowly make there way up in popularity. Also lasers can be used for dances and to make amazing light shows for people to enjoy. Also the laser can be used for security for people buisnies and places.