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Gordon, Eugene I., 1930-
Oral history interview with Eugene I. Gordon, 1984 June 3 & 5.
Topics discussed include: Eugene Gordon's move from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Plasma Physics group to Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1957; consultant to Ali Javan's group on gas discharge physics; first laser researches with Allan D. White and J. Dane Rigden; discovery of the visible He-Ne line, theoretical model for granularity of the spot, erroneous identification of the line; paper on masers, 1964. Comparison of and interactions between research and development scientists at Bell Labs; development of research devices, ancillary facilities and reliability programs, funding; Gordon as supervisor. The single-frequency portable laser; the Holmdel group. The argon-ion laser, work with William Bridges, Ed Labuda, William Bennett's talk on pseudo-CW lasers at American Physical Society meeting. Alan White's tuning prism; the electro-optic modulator and origins of mode-locking. Administrative decisions at Bell Labs about experimental projects; Gordon's duties as head of optical department. Work on acousto-optic deflection of light; applications of the argon-ion laser to medical research; development of diode lasers for room temperature operation. History of Journal of Quantum Electronics, Electron Devices Transactions, the Quantum Electronics Council, and CLEA.
Bennett, William Ralph, 1930-2008.
Gordon, Eugene I., 1930-
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Plasma physics.
Journal of quantum electronics.
Argon lasers.
Lasers -- Research.
Lasers -- History.
Lasers
Oral histories. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bridges, William B., 1934-
Javan, Ali, 1926-
Labuda, E.
Rigden, J. Dane.
White, Alan D.
Quantum Electronics Council.
Bromberg, Joan Lisa. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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