A Laser History of Lincoln Laboratory
Sixty years ago this month, Theodore H. Maiman, a physicist at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, Calif., constructed the first laser using a cylinder of synthetic ruby and photographic flash lamps. There have been many milestones in the last six decades. In honor of this breakthrough, Photonics Media will be running periodic coverage throughout the month.
The MIT Lincoln Laboratory has been the site of numerous discoveries and has yielded some incredibly important technologies — among them, lasers. In this two-part series, Photonics Media covers the history of laser development at Lincoln Laboratory.