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Laser spots

by Yoni
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Yoni
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Mar4-08, 04:33 PM
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Why is it that when looking at a laser (not directly, but from an angle) it is possible to see a pattern of spots which flicker around randomly?
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dst
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Mar4-08, 04:42 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speckle
Yoni
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Mar4-08, 05:03 PM
P: 52
Thanks dst.
In the site above it says: "The speckle interference pattern forms on your retinas regardless of where your eyes are actually focused". How can this be? Is this a cause of low divergence?


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