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Prokhorov, A. M. (Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich), 1916-
Oral history interview with A. M. Prokhorov, 1984 September 14.
A. M. Prokhorov's work at Lebedev Physics Institute; study of radio-wave propagation interrupted by World War II; returns to Institute after being wounded, begins study of nonlinear radiophysics; synchrotron radiation in microwave region; starts accelerator group (Nicolai Basov); switches to microwave spectroscopy (Charles Townes, Walter Gordy), 1950; ruby crystals (Dr. Manenkov); Prokhorov proposes use of interferometer; gas-dynamic CO2 laser, 1966. Commercial application of lasers in USSR; future laser applications.
Basov, N. G. (Nikolai Gennadievich), 1922-
Gordy, Walter, 1909-
Prokhorov, A. M. (Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich), 1916-
Townes, Charles H.
Interferometer.
Lasers.
Lasers -- History.
Lasers -- Industrial applications -- Soviet Union.
Microwave spectroscopy.
Nonlinear waves.
Radio wave propagation
Synchrotron radiation.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Manenkov.
Lebedev (P.N.) Physics Institute.
Guenther, Arthur Henry, 1931- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
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