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Author: Jeff Hecht
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Prologue: May 16, 1960, Malibu, California 1. The Laser Race 2. Microwaves Are the First Step 3. Leaping a Few Orders of Magnitude: The Optical Maser 4. The Outsider's Invention: The Laser 5. Bell Labs Takes the Early Lead 6. Stimulating the Emission of Money 7. A Spreading Interest in the Laser Idea 8. A Pause to Compare Notes 9. A Dark Horse Joins the Race 10. ""Everybody knew it was going to happen within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hecht, Jeff.
Beam: The Race to Make the Laser.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Hecht
ISBN: 9780198032496 0198032498
OCLC Number: 1028948649
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)

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Prologue: May 16, 1960, Malibu, California 1. The Laser Race 2. Microwaves Are the First Step 3. Leaping a Few Orders of Magnitude: The Optical Maser 4. The Outsider's Invention: The Laser 5. Bell Labs Takes the Early Lead 6. Stimulating the Emission of Money 7. A Spreading Interest in the Laser Idea 8. A Pause to Compare Notes 9. A Dark Horse Joins the Race 10. ""Everybody knew it was going to happen within months""--Bell Labs Feels Safely in the Lead 11. A Crash Program at ""Pipsqueak Inc."" 12. The Siren Call of the Laser 13. The Critical Question of Efficiency 14. An Idea Simpler in Theory.

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