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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: LF1–LF1

Lasers: The First Fifty Years

Robert W. Boyd, Ravindra Athale, Levent Onural, and Wolf Seka  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 25, pp. LF1-LF1 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.000LF1


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Abstract

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser. The Optical Society of America is publishing this feature issue to celebrate this auspicious birthday.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

ToC Category:
LASERS: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS (INVITED ONLY)

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2010
Published: August 31, 2010

Citation
Robert W. Boyd, Ravindra Athale, Levent Onural, and Wolf Seka, "Lasers: The First Fifty Years," Appl. Opt. 49, LF1-LF1 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-25-LF1


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