Antedating of "Laser"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 21 00:15:57 UTC 2008

laser (OED 1960)

1957 Gordon Gould _Notebook_ Nov. in Nick Taylor _Laser: The Inventor, the Nobel Laureate, and the Thirty-Year Patent War_ (2000)  Some rough calculations on the feasibility of a LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

Fred Shapiro

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