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
LASERS: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS (INVITED ONLY)
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2010
Published: August 31, 2010
Robert W. Boyd, Ravindra Athale, Levent Onural, and Wolf Seka, "Lasers: The First Fifty Years," Appl. Opt. 49, LF1-LF1 (2010)