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Bright Idea
Bright Idea: The First Lasers

A history of discoveries leading to the 1960 invention.

Courtesy of the American Institute of Physics

Over fifty years ago, the invention of the laser revolutionized the way we live. In these pages we hope to recognize and honor the scientists and engineers who contributed to laser science, and highlight the important technological applications that have been made possible by their research.

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