Aleksandr Prokhorov-Lasers and Masers

Shampo, Marc A.; Kyle, Robert A.; Steensma, David P.
May 2011
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2011, Vol. 86 Issue 5, pe33
Academic Journal
The article profiles Russian physicist Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov. It states that he was one of three winners of the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on lasers and masers. It briefly notes his birth in 1916, education, service in the Russian Army during World War II, work in academia, and death in 2002. His work influenced the use of ruby at microwave and optical wavelengths.


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