TITLE

Maiman, Theodore

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Maiman, Theodore (1927-), an American physicist, designed and operated the first laser in 1960. A laser is a device that produces a very narrow, powerful beam of light.
ACCESSION #
37309169

 

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