How to Deflect a Laser Beam


Typically, a laser beam will only go in a completely straight path. While this is useful for most cases, there may come a time when you need to bend the laser so that it reaches another area that it can't reach straight on. Fortunately, there is a method you can use that involves deflecting the laser beam so that it can reach the area that it needs to hit.

Things You'll Need

  • Mirrored surface
  • Laser
  • Place the mirrored surface directly in the way of your laser's line of fire. You will now notice that the surface is deflecting the laser's path.

  • Position the mirrored surface so that the laser's path is heading in the area you desire it to go.

  • Deflect the laser any number of times you wish up to its maximum range by using additional reflective objects.

Tips & Warnings

  • A laser can be deflected using any reflective surface, such as a TV or a window, but a mirror works best for this purpose.
  • Do not attempt to align the laser beam with the mirror image of the light coming from the laser, as this will place the laser's path directly in your eyes.

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