Laser technology is used in various industry including the medical and auto industry. Without laser, innovative ideas cannot be made into reality and there will be no improvements to our lifestyle. Albert Einstein, known to be a genius to many people, introduced the concept of and theory of stimulated light emission in 1917. Following Infographic is based on History of Lasers and Major Development in Laser Technology by Historical Contributors.
Then in the 1950s, Charles H Towne, Alexander Prokhorov, Nikolai G Basov and Joseph Weber proposed the idea of MASER for infrared and light and also invented microwave amplification of stimulated emission of radiation (MASER). There was some controversy between who invented Laser because Theodore Maiman invented the first working laser based on ruby. Whether is it Charles H Towne and his colleagues or Theodore Maiman invented laser, they made great contribution to the laser technology industry.
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