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Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.

Author: Marshall I Nathan; Joan Lisa Bromberg
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The discovery of the semiconductor laser at IBM in 1962. Competition with other laboratories. Follow-up studies of the use of lasers for optical logic. Managing the research. How technology affects scientific research. Also prominently mentioned are: Gerry Burns, Rick Dill, Bill Dumke, Ian Gunn, John L. Hall, Rolf William Landauer, Gordon Lasher, Sumner Mayburg, Jim McGroddy, Hans Rupprecht, Dick Rutz, Peter P.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
History
Named Person: J L Hall; Marshall I Nathan; Peter P Sorokin; Jerry M Woodall; Gerry Burns; Rick Dill; Bill Dumke; Ian Gunn; Rolf William Landauer; Gordon Lasher; Sumner Mayburg; Jim McGroddy; Hans Rupprecht; Dick Rutz; Dave Thomas; J L Hall; Peter P Sorokin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall I Nathan; Joan Lisa Bromberg
OCLC Number: 966254901
Notes: Interview conducted by Joan Bromberg, 17 October 1984.
Interview conducted as part of the Laser History project.
Reproduction Notes: Digital master copy 2013. saved to external hard drive, Loan copies may be made from digital copy.
Description: Transcript: 33 pages audio recording: 1 cassette

Abstract:

The discovery of the semiconductor laser at IBM in 1962. Competition with other laboratories. Follow-up studies of the use of lasers for optical logic. Managing the research. How technology affects scientific research. Also prominently mentioned are: Gerry Burns, Rick Dill, Bill Dumke, Ian Gunn, John L. Hall, Rolf William Landauer, Gordon Lasher, Sumner Mayburg, Jim McGroddy, Hans Rupprecht, Dick Rutz, Peter P. Sorokin, Dave Thomas, Jerry Woodall; Bell Telephone Laboratories, General Electric Co., International Business Machines Corporation, and Radio Corporation of America.

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