Laser & Maser: Definition, Differences & Uses


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LASER is an acronym for what?

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1. Lasers and masers both emit what when electrons fall back from their excited state to their original state?

2. Masers are different than lasers as they emit photons that have a much lower what than lasers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these quiz questions to find out what you know about lasers and masers. You will need to recognize facts about these two types of technology and understand how they are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • The current uses of lasers
  • What laser is an acronym for
  • The differences between lasers and masers

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as lasers and masers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what lasers and masers emit when electrons fall from their excited state
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways that lasers are currently used

Additional Learning

You can get a better understanding of these scientific tools by reading the lesson titled Laser & Maser: Definition, Differences & Uses. It covers:

  • How stimulated emission works
  • Einstein's theories relating to lasers
  • What maser is an acronym for