Definition/Scope: JP 3-0.1 Any device that can produce or amplify optical radiation primarily by the process of controlled stimulated emission. A laser may emit electromagnetic radiation from the ultraviolet portion of the spectrum through the infrared portion. OLD VERSION Acronym derived from "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." Any of a class of devices that produces an intense beam of light of a very pure single color. This light beam may be intense enough to vaporize the hardest and most heat-resistant materials.
Used For:light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation
Broader Terms:Active Denial System
Narrower Terms:blinding laser