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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

The History of the X-ray Laser

Jeff Hecht

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 26-33 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.19.5.000026


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Abstract

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.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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Jeff Hecht, "The History of the X-ray Laser," Optics & Photonics News 19(5), 26-33 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-19-5-26

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