Lasers and mirrors
Can somebody answer this question? What is your opinion or fact.
If a very powerful laser hit a mirror on the reflective side, would
it bounce back and hit you or would it cut through the mirror?
OK, let us go back to basics. Go outside on a sunny day. Take with
you a small hand-mirror and a small piece of dark cloth. Put them side by side
where the sun can shine on them, the mirror with its reflective side up.
After five minutes, check with your finger to see which is warmer, the
mirror or the cloth. Then ask your question again, but this time tell us
what YOU think would happen, and why.
Jack L. Uretsky
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Update: June 2012