41 Lasers

Joseph T. Verdeyen, Thomas A. DeTemple

The term “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The first demonstration of an electronic amplifier using stimulated emission was in the microwave frequency domain where the acronym “maser” is used. Stimulated emission has been observed in amorphous and single crystal solids, semiconductors, and dyes and in atomic, molecular, and ionized ...

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