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Haun, Robert Dee, 1930-
Oral history interview with Robert Dee Haun, 1987 November 24.
Robert Haun managed research programs leading to both commercial and military laser applications at Westinghouse's Research Laboratory. He discusses his early interest in optical pumping; constructing a pink ruby laser after Maiman announced his results; the Westinghouse study group on lasers as weapons; and research programs carried out on behalf of the Westinghouse Defense Division on laser materials and on flashlamps. He relates his group's unsuccessful attempt to interest the Westinghouse manufacturing divisions in a novel flashlamp design; the cut in personnel in the mid 1960s as the Department of Defense's interest in lasers temporarily diminished; his group's attempt to push various civilian applications; Westinghouse research on CO2 lasers; and work on nonlinear optical materials.
Haun, Robert Dee, 1930-
Maiman, Theodore H.
United States. Department of Defense
Westinghouse Research Laboratories.
Carbon dioxide lasers -- Research.
Laser industry -- Military aspects -- United States.
Lasers -- History.
Lasers -- Research.
Military weapons -- Research.
Nonlinear optics -- Research.
Ruby lasers -- Research.
Science and industry
Stroboscopes -- Design.
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Interviews. aat
Bromberg, Joan Lisa. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA