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How to Make a Laser Beam in Autodesk Max

Monday, May 26, 2014 9:57:56 AM America/Los_Angeles

Autodesk Max is a complicated but complete 3D drawing program used by professional architects and designers, among others. Creating a laser beam with Autodesk Max takes advantage of its 3D capabilities to create the “look” of the laser's coherent beam of light, which is man-made and not found in nature. Learning Autodesk Max requires many hours in order to understand the command structure, but the results will be well worth it to those looking to create 3D imaging.

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Laser Beam Combining Techniques

Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:37:25 AM America/Los_Angeles

Laser beam combining is used is various areas of physics, engineering, amongst other scientific fields of study to multiply the output power and also preserve the quality of the beam. There are experiments ongoing with various institutes to create the best results and they are incorporating several techniques in doing so. These techniques can be broken down into three main categories.

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How to Intensify a Laser Pointer

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:06:27 AM America/Los_Angeles

Laser pointers are commonly used by teachers and business professionals as a way of highlighting text or pictures during a presentation. The beam in most laser pointers is not set at full capacity. It is possible to intensify the beam of your hand held pointer in order to make it more powerful. This can be an interesting experiment for an electronics class or, alternatively, can be done for personal fun.

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How to Calculate Laser Beam Divergence

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:32:16 AM America/Los_Angeles

The Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology states that "beam divergence of a laser beam is a measure for how fast the beam expands far from the beam waist, i.e., in the so-called far field." A laser beam with a low beam divergence is great for laser pointer devices. There are several measurement techniques including variable apertures, scanning pinholes, knife edges and CCD relays. An easy way to measure laser beams is with a beam profiler, that is, if you have a few thousand dollars lying around.

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How to Make a Visible Laser Beam

Monday, May 19, 2014 7:19:25 AM America/Los_Angeles

A laser, no matter how powerful, is a beam of concentrated light projected from an emitter source. Although the laser is made up of light, it is typically only visible when it touches another object. Because the air normally doesn't have large enough particles to make the laser visible, you need to add some sort of material to the atmosphere to make the laser appear to be a continuous beam.

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