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The laser

  • A. Orszag
Chapter
Part of the Microwave Technology Series book series (MRFT)

Abstract

The key to the laser — ‘laser’ being an acronym for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’ — is the ‘stimulated emission’, a phen-omenon predicted theoretically by Einstein in 1917.

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© Bradford L. Smith and Michel-Henri Carpentier 1993

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