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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser. The Optical Society of America is publishing this feature issue to celebrate this auspicious birthday.

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1961

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. Weinreich, “Generation of optical harmonic,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118–119(1961).
[CrossRef]

1960

T. H. Maiman, “Optical and microwave-optical experiments in ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 4, 564–566 (1960).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

1958

A. L. Schawlow and C. H. Townes, “Infrared and optical masers,” Phys. Rev. 112, 1940–1949 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Bond, W.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Collins, R. J.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Franken, P. A.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. Weinreich, “Generation of optical harmonic,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118–119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Garrett, C. G. B.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Hill, A. E.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. Weinreich, “Generation of optical harmonic,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118–119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Kaiser, W.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Maiman, T. H.

T. H. Maiman, “Optical and microwave-optical experiments in ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 4, 564–566 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, D. F.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Peters, C. W.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. Weinreich, “Generation of optical harmonic,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118–119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Schawlow, A. L.

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

A. L. Schawlow and C. H. Townes, “Infrared and optical masers,” Phys. Rev. 112, 1940–1949 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Townes, C. H.

A. L. Schawlow and C. H. Townes, “Infrared and optical masers,” Phys. Rev. 112, 1940–1949 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Weinreich, G.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. Weinreich, “Generation of optical harmonic,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118–119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev.

A. L. Schawlow and C. H. Townes, “Infrared and optical masers,” Phys. Rev. 112, 1940–1949 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

T. H. Maiman, “Optical and microwave-optical experiments in ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 4, 564–566 (1960).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Collins, D. F. Nelson, A. L. Schawlow, W. Bond, C. G. B. Garrett, and W. Kaiser, “Coherence, narrowing, directionality, and relaxation oscillation in the light emission from ruby,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 5, 303–305 (1960).
[CrossRef]

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. Weinreich, “Generation of optical harmonic,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118–119(1961).
[CrossRef]

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