Alan White worked as a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs during its heyday for industrial research. Here, he recalls his work with Dane Rigden to develop the fist continuous infrared helium-neon laser in 1962-and how the project evolved from covert weekend tinkering to the talk of the lab.
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(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
Alan D. White, "Recollections of the First Continuous Visible Laser," Optics & Photonics News 22(10), 34-39 (2011)
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