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Gas laser

A gas laser is a laser in which an electric current is discharged through a gas to produce light. The first gas laser, the Helium-neon, was co-invented by American physicist William R. Bennett, Jr. and Iranian physicist Ali Javan in 1960.


  • High volume of active material
  • Active material is relatively inexpensive
  • Almost impossible to damage the active material
  • Heat can be removed quickly from the cavity

Types of gas laser

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