This interview covers Terhune's life and career through 1978.
Research on masers and lasers at RCA's Princeton Laboratories, 1955-1961. Work on the Dicke hot-grid cell maser.
Whinnery trained many prominent maser and laser scientists in his University of California, Berkeley Electrical Engineering laboratories.
Doctoral thesis on 2-level solid state masers at Berkeley in 1956-1959 through the beginnings of his work on integrated optics at California Instit
Laser work at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL) (Rudolph Bradbury); early work on ruby lasers (Charles H.
Maser research at Hughes Research Laboratories.
Bell Laboratories research during 1956 leading to the operation of the first 3-level solid-state maser in Dec. 1956.
Early education and exposure to field; attends Duke University; graduate work at California Institute of Technology; Caltech environment; work with
Childhood and youth; his family life and siblings; eduation at Furman during the Depression, 1931-1935; merit scholarship.
Notes on a conversation with Tannenwald and Zeiger on their interests in new concepts to generate coherent radiation, Zeiger's paper on the Raman m