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Laser History on the Web
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Laser History in Print
Bromberg, Joan Lisa. The Laser in America, 1950–1970. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1991.
Hecht, Jeff. Beam: The Race to Make the Laser. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Hecht, Jeff. Laser Pioneers. Boston: Academic Press, 1992.
Taylor, Nick. Laser: The Inventor, the Nobel Laureate, and the Thirty Year Patent War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Townes, Charles H. How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist. New York: Oxford, 1999.
Maiman, Theodore H. The Laser Odyssey. Blaine, WA: Laser Press, 2000.
Laser History in Print — for Advanced Students
Bertolotti, Mario. The History of the Laser, trans. Bollati Boringhieri. Philadelphia: Institute of Physics, 2005.
Forman, Paul. "Inventing the Maser in Postwar America," Osiris, 2nd ser:7 (1992), pp. 105-134.
Myers, Robert A., and Richard W. Dixon. "Who Invented the Laser: An Analysis of Early Patents," Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 34 (2003), pp. 115-149.
Seidel, Robert W. "From Glow to Flow: A History of Military Laser Research and Development," Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 18 (1987), pp. 111-147.