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Robert Hall prepares a diode laser.

Courtesy of General Electric Research and Development Center / American Institute of Physics, Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

 

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(Left to right) Gunther Fenner, Robert Hall and Jack Kingsley of GE discuss the first diode laser.

Courtesy of General Electric

 

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Close-up of an early diode laser at GE.

Courtesy of General Electric

 

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The IBM team with a diode laser: (back, left to right) Gordon Lasher, Gerald Burns and Frederick H. Dill Jr.; (front, left to right) William P. Dumke and Marshall I. Nathan, seated

Courtesy of IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

 

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The first red diode laser photographed in its own light.

Courtesy of Nick Holonyak Jr. / © [1987] IEEE. Reprinted, with permission, from N. Holonyak, "Semiconductor alloy lasers--1962," in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 684-691, June 1987, doi: 10.1109/JQE.1987.1073455.

 

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Nick Holonyak Jr. examining his laser diode.

Courtesy of Nick Holonyak Jr. / General Electric

 

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(Left to right) Robert J. Keyes, Ted M. Quist and Robert Rediker with a semiconductor setup.

Reprinted, with permission, courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts 

 

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Close-up of an early diode laser at MIT Lincoln Lab. 

Reprinted, with permission, courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts


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