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Subject: If laser is coherent, how can we see the beam from the side?

Date: Fri Jan 9 07:00:20 1998
Posted by Sridhar
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How can we see laser beams fromt the side if all the rays are coherent 

As an aside, why doesn't the air burn up when the laser travels thru 

Re: If laser light is coherent, how can we see a beam from the side?

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