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Using young's double slit experiment

  1. Apr 13, 2010 #1
    can it be possible that using young's double slit experiment or by any metod on converging and magnifying the intensity of microwaves it can give same effect as LASER
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2010 #2
    Re: Maser

    Consider how small those slits would need to be... that said... if you COULD do that, yes, but why? a LASER vs. a MASER is a matter of wavelength along the EM spectrum.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 #3

    jtbell

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    Re: Maser

    The first devices that performed "amplification by stimulated emission of radiation" did in fact operate in the microwave band. Masers came before lasers.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2010 #4
    Re: Maser

    In double-slit experiments?!
     
  6. Apr 13, 2010 #5
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    i meant better than laser in the way of reaching it's maximum functionality in the time period less then the laser and might have more efficiency/intensity then laser.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2010 #6

    sophiecentaur

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    Re: Maser

    Boy, how does the functionality of an interference device relate to the functionality of a laser? One is a passive bit of geometry and the other is an amplifying device.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2010 #7

    sophiecentaur

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    Re: Maser

    I have a mongraph on my shelves, from the 60s, entitled "Optical Masers" by O S Heavens
     
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