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Bending laser light, with a bang

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Reshawna Maine

Fans of The Big Bang Theory may have noticed a coil of purple light integrated into character Leonard’s europium laser, which appeared in a recent episode, “The Meteorite Manifestation.” While there is some science behind Leonard’s theoretical laser — europium-doped plastic is used as laser material — Leonard’s replica does not contain actual europium. The purple coil, however, is real science; it’s a pair of linked RGB Laser Light Charge & Sync Cables. Johnny Galecki, as Leonard, with his europium laser on the hit sitcom The...Read full article

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