Thursday, June 4, 2015

Move Over, Red Dot!

Maxwell: Coooooooooool.
Wait'll I tell Waffles our Red Dot is...


BLUE.


Allie: It looks more violet, if you ask me, Maxie.

Faraday: Uh, Maxie? Don't look now...


But it just turned green and...and...made babies or something!

Holy cat, we'll never catch them all!
Call the exterminator, Allie! We're infested!!

About the Lasers

Our dad loves scientific gadgets, and when he saw a 405 nanometer blue-violet laser, he just had to buy it. And then he found a 532 nm green laser!

He only bought one of each, honest.

What you're seeing in that last photo is an optical effect. It's a single laser shining through a diffraction grating. It splits the laser into a multiple dot pattern.

Boy, the kitties will NEVER catch all those!

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22 comments:

  1. I am kind of glad I live with a musician instead of a physicist! I don't know if I could take that many red-violet-green dots!

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  2. OMC, dat are a ton of dots! I'd go nuts.

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  3. My boys love chasing lasers. The gadget your dad got is very cool. So those dots change patterns? It must be really fun (or exhausting!) to catch all of them :-)

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  4. Living with a Fizzy Cyst must be very difficult!!

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  5. WOW....that ought to keep the kitty krew busy for a while!!!! HAHAHA

    Hugs, Sammy

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  6. and mes thought my Mommy was geeky!!! Mommy sended the post to my human brother, Mes can see Ninja now after mt human brother makes a grate for his laser!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  7. Did you find the laser in your BlogPAws swag bag? We expected Pierre to love it but it is Bentley that chases it!

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  8. omg...multiplying green dots??? your daddy is a genius :)

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  9. guys....we iz still tryin ta find de meening oh de werd diffraction....!!!! ♥♥♥

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  10. Holy Cat ! It's an alien-dots invasion ! Purrs

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  11. Make sure you get hugged for hug your cat day :)

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  12. Oh boy, my cat bro Bert would be going nuts!

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  13. Holy carp! It's a red dot attack!!

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  14. ohhhhh that is something else!!! Happy Hug Your Cat Day!!!! Sending you all hugs from all of us!!!!!
    Luvs
    Marty and the Gang

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  15. TBT says he unnerstands diffraction gratings, but WE dont. But as long as its fun, we sure don't care.

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  16. Wow! That's going to send you crazy!

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  17. they don't need to catch them all, they only need to catch the source

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  18. What a way to torture the kitties. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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