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Credit: Alvim Corréa from the 1906 French edition of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Courtesy Wikipedia Commons Credit: © 2006 Southwestern Universities Research Association. Reproduced with permission. Credit: Sovfoto
Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Gift of Grace Cohen
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
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Credit: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center Credit: National Archives and Records Administration, courtesy Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection
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Credit: Sources for the History of Lasers, Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
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Credit: Smithsonian Institution Credit: Courtesy South Carolina State Museum Credit: Reprinted with permission of Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection
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Credit: Courtesy Robert H. Dicke Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
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Credit: Image courtesy of HRL Laboratories, LLC
Credit: Image courtesy of HRL Laboratories, LLC Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
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Credit: Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Hecht Collection
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Credit: Reprinted with permission of Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
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Credit: Reprinted with permission of Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
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Selections from "Fifty Years of Lasers," an exhibition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. The exhibition presents objects from the inventors on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of this important invention. Also displayed are objects representing both practical and entertaining uses of lasers. Click on each image to see entire photograph and caption. Photographs by Harold Dorwin.

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