The Laser’s Founding Father: Remembering Charles H. Townes

By Geoff Giordano In his 1999 book How the Laser Happened, the late Charles Hard Townes explained that, “Once invented, lasers found a myriad of uses” and noted that they had advanced to the point that “the smallest lasers are so tiny one cannot see them without a microscope.” A far cry from the heady […]

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