ruby laser

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ruby laser

[′rü·bē ′lā·zər]
(optics)
An optically pumped solid-state laser that uses a ruby crystal to produce an intense and extremely narrow beam of coherent red light.
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For example, a ruby laser rangefinder could create a haemorrhage if seen at a range of less than 100 metres, and can cause a retinal lesion at distances of less than one kilometre if the victim is standing directly in the beam.
Burke, director of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Ann Arbor, shared results from a pilot study of removal of blue-green pigments with a unique oval-shaped beam from a ruby laser.