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The laser in the USSR: the first steps

An account is given of how the first Soviet laser, specifically made of ruby, was developed at the Vavilov State Optical Institute and launched there in June 1961. Direct eye-witness accounts of and archival materials on this outstanding achievement are presented.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 01.65.+g, 42.55.−f, 42.60.−v (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0181.201101g.0079
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2011/1/g/
Citation: Belousova I M "The laser in the USSR: the first steps" Phys. Usp. 54 73–75 (2011)
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