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Research on nonlinear optics at the University of Michigan, 1961 to 1964, laser education at Berkeley, 1964-1966; color centers, laser damages, and dye lasers at Raytheon, 1966-1973, and medical applications at University of Southern California, after 1973. Experimental laser techniques and their evolution and the institutional context of research at each of these sites. Also prominently mentioned are: John A. Armstrong, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Colin Bowness, William B.
University training at University of California, Berkeley, under John Whinnery and Charles Birdsall. The adaptation of the argon ion laser to an airborne reconnaissance system. Other laser researches are touched upon, including the gas dynamic laser and laser isotope separation. Relations between basic research and systems research at Hughes Aircraft Company. (See also the interview of W.B. Bridges by Richard Cunningham on file in the Laser History Project Archives).
Harold Lyon's Atomic Physics group at Hughes in the mid-1950s; Theodore Maiman's researches in the group; electron cyclotron-resonance for the generation of millimeter waves; improved portable ruby masers. Maiman's knowledge of I. Weider's proposals for optically pumped solid-state masers; Maiman's view of the trustworthiness of Weider's quantum-efficiency measurements. The effect upon Maiman of the Schawanga Lodge conference. The budget for Maiman's laser experiments; details of the experimental work.
From 1969-1976, Halsted headed Hughes Aircraft Company's commercial gas laser unit within the firm's industrial electronics group. In this conversation Halsted describes some of the customers Hughes had for argon-ion and helium neon lasers. He talks about the composition of the work force, and about the kinds of development work that was required to commercialize the tubes. He also touches on the degree to which commercial products were "spin-offs" from military technology, and the slow rate at which the commercial laser market developed.
Covers period from 1948 through 1965, when Robert Hellwarth was an undergraduate at Princeton University, to 1952; a doctoral student at University of Oxford, to 1955; a postdoctoral student at California Institute of Technology, 1955-1956; a research scientist at Hughes Aircraft Company, 1956 on; and a visiting professor at the University of Illinois. Emphasis on the cross-fertilization of his electrical engineering and physics education; his collaboration with R. Feynman and F. Vernon on the theory of masers; Q-switching, and stimulated Raman scattering.
Interview with David Lubman on early interests, education, training, accomplishments, how he got started in acoustics, and family. Other topics discussed include: his involvement over the years with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA); Hughes aircraft company; Billy Cavanaugh; Curt Helmer; Richard Waterhouse; Ralph Huntley; Richard Bolt; Leo Beranek; Robert Newman; BBN Technologies (originally Bolt, Beranek and Newman); Office of Naval Research; working as a consultant.
Composition of George F. Smith's laser group in the early 1960s; laser radar work at Malibu; work on Q-switching with Robert Hellwarth; discovery of the stimulated Raman effect, and some of the follow-up research; and the spirit of laser work at Hughes' laboratories in the early years.
In this interview Jack Ruina discusses topics such as: his work with the JASON group; his family background; choosing electrical engineering; Hugh Wolfe; Charles Townes; working with radar systems during World War II; Polytechnical Institute of Brooklyn; Hughes Aircraft; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Chalmers Sherwin and George Newell; Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA); United States Department of Defense; anti-ballistic missiles (ABM); Harold Brown; Herb York; Francis Low; Eugene Wigner; Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA); Charles Herzfeld; Murray Gell-Mann; attendi
Notes on a conversation with Tannenwald and Zeiger on their interests in new concepts to generate coherent radiation, Zeiger's paper on the Raman maser (1962), knowledge of related work, the 1963 paper on origin of type 2 Raman scattering.
This interview deals with Siegman's education, from 1949 to 1957, as an undergraduate at Harvard University, Hughes Aircraft Company work-study fellow at the University of California in Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. Also prominently mentioned are: Hubert Heffner, Rudolf Kompfner, Frederick Emmons Terman, Ping K. Tien, Dean A. Watkins, Joseph Weber, and John R. Whinnery.