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Peter Franken

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It is a fantastic letter. Very understated. He calls it an optical maser, itís as if a maser was made to run in the optical. No flamboyant phrase, just straightforward science.
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describing Ted Maiman's paper announcing the first operational laser. In an interview by Joan Bromberg on March 8, 1985, at University of Arizona. Niels Bohr Library & Archives, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD USA.

 
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