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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 19-23, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Schawlow-Townes Symposium on 50 Years of the Laser: The Birth of the Laser (SMB)

Initiation and Development of the Laser

Charles H. Townes

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2008.SMB1


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Abstract

A broad discussion of initiation and development of amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (lasers, masers). The field provides an example of how unexpected and tremendously important technology and science emerge from basic research exploration.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

Citation
C. H. Townes, "Initiation and Development of the Laser," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SMB1.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=FiO-2008-SMB1


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