Did you know that the word “laser” is an acronym? Seriously!
LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Well that was my first guess…But before we start talking about the future of lasers (hello phasers), let’s take a look at where it all began.
It’s development in 1960 still stands as one of the major breakthroughs of the 20th Century. Did you know that the groundwork for the laser took place in the early 1950s with the MASER; an AFOSR supported invention by the Nobel prize winning Dr. Charles Townes? See, we’re learning things already.
In this video, meet some of AFOSR’s supported engineers and scientists who continue to push the boundaries of scientific discovery!
Video provided by Air Force Office of Scientific Research
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