Pagi ini buka google, terlihat logo barunya. Hmmm… biasanya google merubah logo kalo ada sesuatu yang bisa dianggap spesial pada hari (baca : special occassion) tersebut.
Ternyata, ini adalah hari dimana laser pertama kali ditemukan.
When the first working laser was reported in 1960, it was described as “a solution looking for a problem.” But before long the laser’s distinctive qualities—its ability to generate an intense, very narrow beam of light of a single wavelength—were being harnessed for science, technology and medicine. Today, lasers are everywhere: from research laboratories at the cutting edge of quantum physics to medical clinics, supermarket checkouts and the telephone network.
Karena belum puas :), maka saya klik link yang kedua teratas, dari sini dapet
beberapa banyak info tambahan mengenai laser, diantaranya :
A laser is an electronic-optical device that emits coherent light radiation. The term “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A typical laser emits light in a narrow, low-divergence monochromatic (single-coloured, if the laser is operating in the visible spectrum), beam with a well-defined wavelength. In this way, laser light is in contrast to a light source such as the incandescent light bulb, which emits light over a wide area and over a wide spectrum of wavelengths.
The first working laser was demonstrated on 16th May 1960 by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories.. Recently, lasers have become a multi-billion dollar industry. The most widespread use of lasers is in optical storage devices such as compact disc and DVD players, in which the laser (a few millimeters in size) scans the surface of the disc. Other common applications of lasers are bar code readers, laser printers and laser pointers.
Yahh.. itulah mengapa saya suka sekali wikipedia. 🙂
Okay, now in this special occassion, I would like to say thank’s to :
1. Theodore Maiman for his great-great-great invention.
2. Google for reminds me about this invention occasion 🙂