Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.


Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.

The discovery of the semiconductor laser at IBM in 1962. Competition with other laboratories. Follow-up studies of the use of lasers for optical logic. Managing the research. How technology affects scientific research. Also prominently mentioned are: Gerry Burns, Rick Dill, Bill Dumke, Ian Gunn, John L. Hall, Rolf William Landauer, Gordon Lasher, Sumner Mayburg, Jim McGroddy, Hans Rupprecht, Dick Rutz, Peter P. Sorokin, Dave Thomas, Jerry Woodall; Bell Telephone Laboratories, General Electric Co., International Business Machines Corporation, and Radio Corporation of America.

Transcript, 33 pp.


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