Theodore Harold MaimanBorn: 1927
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Ruby laser systems—In 1960 Maiman built and patented the prototype of the ruby laser. The amplified light of the laser has many uses in industry, surgery, military range finders, as well as bar code scanners and compact disk players. (1984)
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