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Bloom, Arnold Lapin, 1923-
Oral history interview with Arnold Bloom, 1983 August 1.
Spectra-Physics; its founding; role played by John Atwood of Perkin-Elmer; the 1.15 micron and 6328A helium-neon lasers; relation with Bell Laboratories scientists; Bloom's role at Spectra-Physics; Spectra-Physics' transition from a technologically to commercially oriented firm; the 3.39 micron helium-neon line; consultant at Coherent, Inc.
American physicist specializing in lasers and thin films. Ph.D. physics, University of California, Berkeley (1951). Professional experience includes: physicist, Varian Associates (1951-1961); director of theoretical research, chief scientist, Spectra-Physics Inc. (1961-1971); lecturer, research associate, Stanford University (1969-1974); physicist, Coherent Inc. (1973-1993).
Atwood, John
Bloom, Arnold Lapin, 1923-
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Coherent, inc.
Perkin-Elmer Corporation
Spectra-Physics (Firm)
Lasers -- Industrial applications.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Science and industry
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Forman, Paul interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA