A Short History of Laser Light Shows

Patricia Daukantas

For almost as long as visible-wavelength lasers have existed, artists have been inspired by their potential to create stunning visual displays.


figureGuitarist Pete Townshend of The Who takes the spotlight amid green laser beams at the February 2010 Super Bowl XLIV halftime show in Miami, Fla., U.S.A.

As the clock ticked toward the end of the first half of Super Bowl XLIV, two teams huddled on the sidelines, waiting for the signal. Each had a single objective and a tight timeframe for achieving their goal.

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