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    Author(s): C. W. McMillin
    Date: 1972
    Source: Southern Lumberman 225(2795):19-20
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The laser (an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) provides a source of intense optical radiation. This energy can be focused to a very small diameter. At even moderate power levels, therefore, the energy at the focal point is sufficient to vaporize most materials.

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    McMillin, C. W. 1972. Laser machining-- a status report. Southern Lumberman 225(2795):19-20

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