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World War II work at the MIT Radiation Laboratory. Early postwar years at Princeton University. Research orientations; application of microwave techniques to determination of fundamental atomic constants. Background to paper on super-radiance. Government committee work to about the mid-1950s. Princeton Applied Research, a company organized by Dicke & others. Contact with Charles H. Townes. Consulting for Radio Corporation of America; patent obligations to RCA. Sources of financial support for research; Signal Corps support. Methods for choosing student thesis topics.
In this interview Arthur V. Phelps discusses topics such as: Ted Holstein; Westinghouse Research Laboratories; Julius P. Molnar; John A. Hornbeck; Louis Malter; Dan Alpert; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sandy Brown; Manfred Biondi; Will Allis; Leonard Loeb; atomic and molecular physics; high vacuum techniques; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA); electron energy distribution; Chun Lin; atomic collisions; Lewis M.
The discovery of the semiconductor laser at IBM in 1962. Competition with other laboratories. Follow-up studies of the use of lasers for optical logic. Managing the research. How technology affects scientific research.
Pressley was Director of Research and Development and then Vice-President for Research, and Corporate Vice-President, of Holobeam, a firm which manufactured commercial lasers and commenced business in 1968. Pressley touches on his prior work at RCA. He discusses the founding of Holobeam, the production of Nd:YAG lasers, the work on custom-built units, and Holobeam's standardized resistance trimmers. Pressley also provides a little information on the research atmosphere at Holobeam, and on the company's financial fortunes.
Research on masers and lasers at RCA's Princeton Laboratories, 1955-1961. Work on the Dicke hot-grid cell maser. The 3-level solid-state maser program. Entrance into laser-work after Theodore Maiman's announcement of an operating ruby laser. Also prominently mentioned are: Nicolaas Bloembergen, Robert Henry Dicke, Hank Reudrich Gerritsen, Herriott, Ali Javan, Henry Lewis, Theodore Maiman, and Rolf Peter.