I've been doing a ton of research recently on how lasers work. Basically a laser is actually L.A.S.E.R which stands for "Light Amplified of Stimulated emitted radiation". A laser is cohernet, which means it is only its wavelengths are not fixed. Low power red lasers are often known as LED's. "Light emitting diode" or, "laser emitting diode", either way. Laser light is a special kind of light. Again, it only exists in one color, where normal light is diffusive and non concentrated, which includes a whole spectrum of colors. Since buying lasers above the 5 mW range is illegal, I've decided I am going to try and make my own. This is dangerous, considering I do not have a degree in optics. So if anyone knows anymore information on laser optics I can find let me know please. I've already got a plan on how to make my own laser, but for that I'd first need a laser power meter (in order to not overheat it) I'm going to make a laser from the gas argon. I must find a glassblower who is willing to make a florescent glass tube in which flourescent light will flow in the exact dimensions that I give; as well as having access to special laser curcuits to staunch the enormous energy power. Here's a list of things I've dicided I need to do to make one, please add if you feel its nessicary: 1) Pure argon. (For the lasing medium.) 2) A flourescent tube (I could probably find one in working condition in a old camera) 3) A transformer. 4) Special curcuits to handle the energy. 5) Optical fibers. 6) Battery. Please note *that I want to make a laser as crude as possible, I do not wish to sell it and only intend to use it in my house for personal experiments.* Thank you.