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The History of Laser

  • Reinhart Poprawe
  • Konstantin Boucke
  • Dieter Hoffman
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Part of the RWTHedition book series (RWTH)

Abstract

The history of laser begins in the year 1960, when Theodore Maiman reported about pulsed laser activity of a ruby laser for the first time.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhart Poprawe
    • 1
  • Konstantin Boucke
    • 1
  • Dieter Hoffman
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (ILT)AachenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT)AachenGermany

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