Aleksandr Prokhorov-Lasers and Masers
- Exciting times. Anscombe, Nadya // Nature Photonics;May2010, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p294
An interview with Charles Townes, a Nobel Prize winner and an inventor of the maser, is presented. Townes provides an account of the history of the invention of the maser and the laser. He mentions the most important technology milestones over the past 50 years of laser development. He also...
- From the maser to the laser. Heber, Joerg // Nature Materials;May2010, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p371
An interview with the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Charles Townes is presented. When asked how did he became interested in Physics, he states that it happened when he took his first course in physics. He states that the idea of developing maser occured to him when he was doing spectroscopy of...
- Femtosecond fiber laser based methane optical clock. Gubin, M. A.; Kireev, A. N.; Konyashchenko, A. V.; Kryukov, P. G.; Shelkovnikov, A. S.; Tausenev, A. V.; Tyurikov, D. A. // Applied Physics B: Lasers & Optics;Jun2009, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p661
An optical clock based on an Er3+ fiber femtosecond laser and a two-mode Heâ€“Ne/CH4 optical frequency standard ( Î»=3.39 Î¼m) is realized. Difference-frequency generation is used to down convert the 1.5-Î¼m frequency comb of the Er3+ femtosecond laser to the 3.4-Î¼m range. The...
- Field of Beams. Westly, Erica // Fast Company;Mar2010, Issue 143, p116
The article presents statistics related to lasers, including that physicist Gordon Gould signed away 80 percent of potential proceeds for his right to a laser patent, the most popular film weapon is the Light Saber from the "Star Wars" films, and 11 people have won Nobel Prizes for laser...
- A Lasting Light Show. Wilson, Chris // U.S. News & World Report;8/13/2007, Vol. 143 Issue 5, p65
This article reports that physicist Charles Townes got the idea for lasers while sitting on a park bench in Washington, D.C. thinking about thermodynamics. In 1957, the first design for the laser was born at Columbia University. Townes and 13 others have won Noble Prizes for work with lasers,...
- Father of fiber optics. // ComputerWorld Hong Kong;11/10/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p38
The article features Charles Kao, recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics to Charles Kao, Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) in China. Kao was born in Shanghai, China in 1933 and moved after 15 years to Hong Kong where he studied secondary education at Saint...
- Physics. // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2008, p246
A list of Nobel Prize winners for physics is presented, including Martin Perl, Eric A. Cornell and David J. Gross.
- Chemistry. // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2008, p246
A list of Nobel Prize winners for chemistry is presented, including Emil Fischer, Henri Moissan and Marie Curie.
- Physiology or Medicine. // World Almanac & Book of Facts;2008, p247
A list of Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine is presented, including Niels R. Finsen, Karl Landsteiner and Daniel Bovet.