Friday, May 16, 2008
On May 16 1960, first working laser was demonstrated by Theodore Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories. After that D-day, the world of laser has seen a huge growth. In medicine, in defense, in industries, and even in toys (the laser pen).
Read a first hand report about the First Laser by Charles H. Townes from A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World. Also, Google celebrates this event in its own way. See the home page. For those who came late, I am putting a screenshot.