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Patel, C. Kumar N.
Oral history interview with C. K. N. Patel, 1984 May 31 and June 4th.
The first session includes: his reasons for undertaking a Stanford degree in electrical engineering; decision to join Bell Laboratories in 1961; Gas lasers, CO2 and other molecular lasers; nonlinear optics in the infrared region; the discovery of the spin-flip Raman laser at the end of the 1960s; interactions with collaborators, colleagues, and management during the 1960s. The second session includes: his research in the decade 1963-1973; the carbon-dioxide laser; non linear optics at infra-red wavelengths; second harmonic generation; scattering from mobile carriers in semiconductors; spin-flip Raman scattering; the spin-flip Raman laser; techniques for the laser measurement of air pollutants; social aspects of collaborative research at Bell Laboratories; strategies for being a successful scientist.
Professor of physics, University of California, Los Angeles.
Patel, C. Kumar N.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
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Bromberg, Joan Lisa, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA