Laser vs Infrared - What's the difference?

laser | infrared |


As nouns the difference between laser and infrared

is that laser is while infrared is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than visible light, but shorter than microwave radiation, having a wavelength between 700 nm and 1 mm.

As an adjective infrared is

having the wavelength in the infrared.

laser

English

Etymology 1

From LASER, Originally called an optical maser .

Noun

(wikipedia laser) (en noun)
  • A device that produces a monochromatic, coherent beam of light.
  • A laser printer.
  • * 2004 , PC Mag (volume 23, number 9, 18 May 2004, page 117)
  • The bad news is that nearly every color laser is too big to share a desk with comfortably.
    Synonyms
    * LASER ( acronym of light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation ) * optical maser , optical MASER
    See also
    * Taser

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cut with a
  • (sports) To throw with laser-like precision
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 2, author=Dave Perkins, title=Steelers tiptoe past Cards, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=None was any more sensational than No.6, a fantastic 27-23 last-gasp win over the Arizona Cardinals, cemented by a brilliant toe-sticking TD catch by Santonio Holmes in the back of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining on a pass lasered by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. }}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Alternative forms

    * lasar

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gum resin obtained from certain umbelliferous plants.
  • Such a plant.
  • See also
    * silphium, silfium, silphion

    infrared

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than visible light, but shorter than microwave radiation, having a wavelength between 700 nm and 1 mm
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Having the wavelength in the infrared.
  • infrared light
    infrared waves
    infrared radiation
  • In the infrared spectrum.
  • Derived terms

    * infrared astronomy * infrared camera * infrared detector * infrared divergence * infrared film * infrared filter * infrared fixed point * infrared homing * infrared imagery * infrared lamp * infrared microscope * infrared motion detector * infrared multiphoton dissociation * infrared photography * infrared pointer * infrared port * infrared radiation * infrared remote control * infrared repellor * infrared sauna * infrared spectroscopy * infrared thermometer