Celebrating 50 years of the laser

Laser: a source of coherent light

Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation

The creation 50 years ago of a new source of coherent light waves, the laser, is briefly described from the historical and fundamental physics perspectives.

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PACS: 01.65.+g, 42.25.−p, 42.55.−f (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0181.201101b.0003
Citation: Krokhin O N "Laser: a source of coherent light" Phys. Usp. 54 3–7 (2011)
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Оригинал: Крохин О Н «Лазер — источник когерентного света» УФН 181 3–7 (2011); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0181.201101b.0003

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