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PhET Simulation: Lasers Feature Summary

Type:
Physics at Home
Title:
PhET Simulation: Lasers
Description:
Security note:
Once you have clicked on the "simulation" link below, be sure to read the Java Security Advisory before running the simulation: To do that, click the "Read now" button on the yellow band near the top of the PhET page.

See if you can produce a laser beam in this simulation from the University of Colorado. Excite the laser's atoms with lights of different wavelengths and control components of the laser to create the beam.

(This feature was updated on May 5, 2013.)
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