55th Anniversary of the Laser’s Invention

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Title: 55th Anniversary of the Laser’s Invention
Authors: Beléndez, Augusto
Research Group/s: Holografía y Procesado Óptico | GITE - Física, Óptica y Telecomunicaciones
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Física Aplicada a las Ciencias y las Tecnología
Keywords: Optics | Photonics | Laser
Knowledge Area: Óptica | Física Aplicada
Date Created: 18-May-2015
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2016
Publisher: SPIE, The International Society for Optics and Photonics | European Physical Society (EPS) | The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
Citation: Inspired by Light. Reflections from the International Year of Light 2015. Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 2016, pp. 38-39
Abstract: Fifty five years ago the laser, one of the most important and versatile scientific instruments of all time, was invented. It was on 16 May 1960, that Theodore Maiman obtained the first laser emission. This date is therefore of great importance not only for scientists and engineers fields, but also for the general public who use laser devices in their daily lives. CD, DVD and Blu-ray players, laser printers, barcode readers, and fibre-optic communication systems that connect to the worldwide web and Internet are just a few of the many examples of laser applications in our daily life. Lasers also have a range of important biomedical applications; for example they are used to correct myopia, treat certain tumours and even whiten teeth, not to mention the beauty clinics that continually bombard us with advertisements for laser depilation, which has become so popular nowadays.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/52328
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
Rights: © The Authors. This compilation is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ for license details.
Peer Review: no
Publisher version: http://spie.org/documents/AboutSPIE/IYL2015/IYL_2015_Inspired_by_light.pdf
Appears in Collections:INV - GHPO - Año Internacional de la Luz (IYL2015)
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GITE - FOT - Comunicación y Divulgación de la Física
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INV - GHPO - Divulgación y Comunicación de la Ciencia

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