The International Laser Display Association (ILDA) held its 11th international laser conference in Lincoln, NE, last November 15-18. More than 150 laserists viewed laser light shows, participated in technical seminars, and examined new equipment.
Solid-state, compact lasers generated much interest at the conference. These efficient, low-wattage units are quite rugged, because they have no breakable gas tubes, and do not require water. Until recently, lasers have only been available in