Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 Photonics Buyers' Guide Clearance! – Use Coupon Code FC16 to save 60%!
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Laser Pioneer, Nobel Winner Schawlow Dies

Photonics.com
May 1999
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 3 -- Arthur L. Schawlow, one of the pioneers of laser technology and a Nobel laureate, has died at the age of 77. Stanford University said Schawlow, an emeritus professor of physics, died at a hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., of congestive heart failure and pneumonia following a long battle with leukemia.
While a number of scientists were credited with developing the technology that went into building the first laser, Schawlow and his co-inventor Charles Townes were the first to publish a practical guide to making a laser in 1957. In 1981 Schawlow received the Nobel Prize for his work in laser spectroscopy.


Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2016 Photonics Media
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.