Some Emerging Applications of Lasers

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Science  08 Oct 1982:
Vol. 218, Issue 4568, pp. 115-121
DOI: 10.1126/science.218.4568.115


New laser applications are emerging in almost every field of science. Many of them show both a high degree of technical sophistication and broad practical utility. The progress being made is illustrated by specific applications in three areas: laser microchemistry, optical disk data storage, and remote sensing.