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Some of the topics discussed include: the development of his career along with the problems of the simultaneous development of his wife Ursula Lamb's career in academia; radiation; megnetron oscillators; laser theory; quantum theory of lasers; government funding of research. Some of his associates mentioned are: Arnold Nordsieck, George Uhlenbeck, Van der Pol, Charles Townes, Leonel Menegozzi, William Wing, Marlan Scully, E. T. James, William Bennett, Richard Fork, Sargent, among others.
The microwave spectroscopy group under William V. Smith in the late 1950s. Research directions and management attitudes in the early years of the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. The Sorokin-Stevenson 4-level masers. The invention of the semiconductor laser in 1962. Research on optical parametric oscillators. Also prominently mentioned are: Bill Dumke, William S. Franklin, Seymour Keller, James Arthur Krumhansl, Gordon Lasher, Marshall I. Nathan, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, W. V. Smith, Peter P.
Research on the solid-state maser and the semi-conductor maser and laser within the MIT Lincoln Laboratories, 1963.
Lax has worked on laser theory and the theory of laser noise. Discussion of organization of theoretical group at Bell Laboratories; the path by which he was led to do research on fluctuation theory; his knowledge of engineering theory; and aspects of his work on maser noise.
This short interview chiefly concerns Avco-Everett Research Laboratory’s gas dynamic laser (Mid-1960s and after) and its laser isotope separation project.
Views on the Strategic Defense Initiative of the Reagan era; concerns about destabilization of defense capabilities; development of defensive technology including laser weapons and particle beams; advances in computer technology; Ronald Reagan's Address to the Nation of March 23, 1983; Edward Teller's involvement; strategic perspectives on defense systems, defense budget, nuclear weapons, technological developments and superiority, unilateral disarmament, Soviet war policy.
This interview was conducted as part of a project to study the history of laser research.
Collaboration with Charles Townes and Townes' graduate students in affixing a maser receiver to the Naval Research Laboratory telescope in the 1950s. Discussion about the telescope; Townes contacts about a maser receiver; details of some of the disadvantages maser and parametric amplifiers at that early time; briefly relates some subsequent maser work on the NRL telescope.
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, Herwig Kopelnik discusses his career at Bell Labs. Topics discussed include: Rudolf Kompfner; Hans Motz; University of Oxford; James Gordon; P. K. Tien; C. K. N. Patel; Ali Javan; William Rigrod; Donald R. Herriott; Gary Boyd; laser communications; John Pierce; Tony Siegman; Sergio Porto.