Laser pioneer interview series, 1985-1986.


Laser pioneer interview series, 1985-1986.

A collection of Lasers & Applications magazines containing a series of oral history interviews with researchers involved in the discovery and development of different types of lasers done in commemoration of the 25th anniversary (1985) of the first operation of the laser. Interviewees include: Nicolaas Bloembergen, William Bridges, J. J. Ewing, Gordon Gould, Robert Hall, Ralph Jacobs, Ali Javan, John Madey, Ted Maiman, C. K. N. Patel, William Silfvast, Arthur Schawlow, Peter Sorokin, Charles H. Townes. In 1986 the magazine featured a series of interviews with laser applications pioneers. Interviewees included are: Sidney Charschan, Evan Dryer, Arthur H. Guenther, Theodor W. Hansch, Al Hildebrand, Charles K. Kao, Narinder Kapany, Larry Larson, Emmett Leith, Francis L'Esperance. Interviews were published for Sorokin, Javan, and Silfvast, but are not included in this collection.

.5 lin. ft. (1 box; 21 issues)


SNAC Resource ID: 8284565

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Gould, Gordon, 1920-2005 (person)

Gordon Gould (b. July 17, 1920, New York City, NY – d. September 16, 2005, New York City, NY) was an American physicist who is widely, but not universally, credited with the invention of the laser. Gould is best known for his thirty-year fight with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain patents for the laser and related technologies. He also fought with laser manufacturers in court battles to enforce the patents he subsequently did obtain....

Leith, Emmett N. (person)

University of Michigan professor of electrical engineering and computer science. From the description of Emmett N. Leith photograph. 1960s. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 45056905 B.S. (physics), Wayne State University; M.S. (physics), Wayne State University; Ph.D. (electrical engineering), Wayne State University. Radar Laboratory of the University of Michigan's Willow Run Laboratory. Research interests: holography. From the description of Oral his...

L'Esperance, Francis A., 1932- (person)

Hall, Robert Noel, 1919- (person)

Kao, Charles K., 1933- (person)

Guenther, Arthur Henry, 1931-.... (person)

Madey, J. M. J. (person)

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941- (person)

Charschan, Sidney S. (person)

Sidney S. Charschan (1922- ). Engineer. Education: Columbia University, M.E. (1950). Professional experience: Western Electric, Engineering Research Center (1951- ); General Chairman of the American National Standard Institute's Z136 "Safe Use of Lasers" committee; President, Laser Institute of America (1980), Board of Directors (1980- ). From the description of Oral History interview with Sidney Charschan, 1984 November 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305672 ...

Bloembergen, Nicolaas (person)

Born 1920. From the description of Oral history interview with Nicolaas Bloembergen, 1983 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83800477 ...

Patel, C. Kumar N. (person)

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999 (person)

Physicist, (1921-1999). Professor of physics, Stanford University from 1961. From the description of Letter regarding edits to chapter 2 of -Physics in the 20th Century-, 1997 December 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78903394 Physicist. Professor of Physics at Stanford University since 1961 and executive head of the Physics Dept., 1966-70; at Bell Laboratories, 1951-1961. Schawlow is best known for his work on lasers, and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. ...

Bridges, William B., 1934- (person)

Townes, Charles Hard (person)

Physicist. Member of technical staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1939-1947; professor of physics, Columbia University, 1948-1961; physics dept. chairman, director of radiation laboratory, and provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-1967; University Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, from 1967. From the description of Memoranda from Bell Telephone Laboratories concerning applications of microwave spectroscopy (1946); letters from Townes to Joan Br...

Maiman, Theodore H., 1927-2007 (person)

Theodore H. Maiman (b. July 11, 1927, Los Angeles, CA – d. May 5, 2007, Vancouver, BC) worked as a private consultant in high technology fields. Prior institutional affiliations included TRW Electronics Company and Laser Video Corporation. His research interests included condensed matter physics and lasers. ...