Spectra-Physics (Firm)

Interviewed by: 
Joan Bromberg
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 30 April 1986

Narrative account of discovery of the visible red HeNe laser in the Bell Laboratories Exploratory Development Group under Signal Corps contract, co

Interviewed by: 
Joan Bromberg
Interview date: 
Friday, 20 January 1984
Location: 
Hobart's office, Coherent, Inc.

Background at the University of Michigan and with Trion Instruments Company. Manager of accessory-product development at Spectra-Physics.

Interviewed by: 
Joan Bromberg
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 18 January 1984
Location: 
Spectra-Physics, San Jose, California

Most of the discussion centers on the founding of Spectra-Physics and the commercial uses for lasers.

Interviewed by: 
Paul Forman
Interview date: 
Monday, 1 August 1983
Location: 
Palo Alto, California

Spectra-Physics; its founding; role played by John Atwood of Perkin-Elmer; the 1.15 micron and 6328A helium-neon lasers; relation with Bell Laborat

Interviewed by: 
Joan Bromberg
Interview date: 
Monday, 26 October 1987
Location: 
New Haven, Connecticut

In this interview, William R. Bennett discusses his work with lasers.

Interviewed by: 
Joan Lisa Bromberg
Interview date: 
Wednesday, 29 May 1985
Location: 
University of Southern California

Research on nonlinear optics at the University of Michigan, 1961 to 1964, laser education at Berkeley, 1964-1966; color centers, laser damages, and

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