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22/03/1960 Laser is patented

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Laser

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Laser History & Development

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A Brief History of Lasers

American physicists Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes patented the laser. However, another American, Gordon Gould, invented the same device independently of them. This led to the twenty-eight-year lawsuit. The term "laser" is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation."
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