Narrative account of discovery of the visible red HeNe laser in the Bell Laboratories Exploratory Development Group under Signal Corps contract, co
Background at the University of Michigan and with Trion Instruments Company. Manager of accessory-product development at Spectra-Physics.
Most of the discussion centers on the founding of Spectra-Physics and the commercial uses for lasers.
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
In this interview, William R. Bennett discusses his work with lasers.
Research on nonlinear optics at the University of Michigan, 1961 to 1964, laser education at Berkeley, 1964-1966; color centers, laser damages, and