Half a Century after the Construction of the First Laser

  • Luis Hernández Facultad de Física, Universidad de La Habana

Abstract

This paper remembers the 50 years of the rst ruby laser which was built by T. H. Maiman. I shortly introduce the history of the main physical ideas resulting in its creation. In particular, I explain how a laser works, with emphasis in a rubi laser. I nally explain the practical importance of lasers in daily life, and its probable future uses.

Published
Aug 10, 2011
How to Cite
HERNÁNDEZ, Luis. Half a Century after the Construction of the First Laser. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 28, n. 1, p. 73-76, aug. 2011. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <https://revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/RCF_28-1_73_2011>. Date accessed: 13 aug. 2022.
Section
For Physicists and Non-Physicists