Dr. M. Pchenitchnikov, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Univ. of Groningen: Lasers: Past, Present, and Future
|14 October 2010||FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Dr. M. Pchenitchnikov, Zernike Institue for Advanced Materials, Univ. of Groningen|
|Affiliation:||Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Univ. of Groningen|
|Title:||Lasers: Past, Present, and Future|
Abstract"A solution looking for a problem" - that was the initial reaction when 50 years ago the first laser saw the light. Nobody could have imagined that today lasers can be found everywhere, from a state-of-the-art research lab to a supermarket scanner (if you don't believe me, look around to find out how many things are made by, or with a laser). In this Colloquium I will sketch the historical developments which led to the discovery of the laser, and discuss the modern trends leading us into the future.
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