The long and curious history of the X-ray laser began in an effort to expand the frontier of knowledge and culminated in one of the wildest schemes ever pursued by the United States government - the “Star Wars” missile defense initiative in the 1980s.
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Jeff Hecht, "The History of the X-ray Laser," Optics & Photonics News 19(5), 26-33 (2008)