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Fiber Optics Pioneer Dies

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BROOKLINE, Mass., May 29, 2012 — Laser pioneer Dr. Elias Snitzer, inventor of the glass laser, the fiber laser and the fiber amplifier, died on May 21 after a sudden illness. He was 87. Snitzer’s contributions to photonics research spanned more than four decades and helped bring about the fiber optics technology on which the Internet and other communications systems operate. Known as the father of the glass laser, Snitzer demonstrated the first optical fiber laser in 1961, a year after Maiman reported the first crystalline laser based on ruby. His inventions include both neodymium- and erbium-doped laser...Read full article

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