A laser light burns a hole in a diamond

An intense ray of laser light burns a hole in a diamond, nature's hardest material, at the General Electric Research and Development Center in Schenectady, NY.  The light ray is focused by an optical lens, through a protective glass disk, on the diamond attached on top of the pedestal at right.  The laser itself is out of the picture at left., Credit Line: General Electric Research & Development Center, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: An intense ray of laser light burns a hole in a diamond, nature's hardest material, at the General Electric Research and Development Center in Schenectady, NY. The light ray is focused by an optical lens, through a protective glass disk, on the diamond attached on top of the pedestal at right. The laser itself is out of the picture at left.
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
Lasers
Laser
Date Created: 1966
Credit Line: General Electric Research & Development Center, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Laser F25