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A history of high-power laser research and development in the United Kingdom

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Title: A history of high-power laser research and development in the United Kingdom
Authors: Danson, CN
White, M
Barr, JRM
Bett, T
Blyth, P
Bowley, D
Brenner, C
Collins, RJ
Croxford, N
Dangor, AEB
Devereux, L
Dyer, PE
Dymoke-Bradshaw, A
Edwards, CB
Ewart, P
Ferguson, AI
Girkin, JM
Hall, DR
Hanna, DC
Harris, W
Hillier, DI
Hooker, CJ
Hooker, SM
Hopps, N
Hull, J
Hunt, D
Jaroszynski, DA
Kempenaars, M
Kessler, H
Knight, PL
Knight, S
Knowles, A
Lewis, CLS
Lipton, KS
Littlechild, A
Littlechild, J
Maggs, P
Malcolm, GPA
Mangles, SPD
Martin, W
McKenna, P
Moore, RO
Morrison, C
Najmudin, Z
Neely, D
New, GHC
Norman, MJ
Paine, T
Parker, AW
Penman, RR
Pert, GJ
Pietraszewski, C
Randewich, A
Rizvi, NH
Seddon, N
Sheng, Z-M
Slater, D
Smith, RA
Spindloe, C
Taylor, R
Thomas, G
Tisch, JWG
Wark, JS
Webb, C
Wiggins, SM
Willford, D
Winstone, T
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The first demonstration of laser action in ruby was made in 1960 by T. H. Maiman of Hughes Research Laboratories, USA. Many laboratories worldwide began the search for lasers using different materials, operating at different wavelengths. In the UK, academia, industry and the central laboratories took up the challenge from the earliest days to develop these systems for a broad range of applications. This historical review looks at the contribution the UK has made to the advancement of the technology, the development of systems and components and their exploitation over the last 60 years.
Issue Date: 27-Apr-2021
Date of Acceptance: 27-Jan-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/89337
DOI: 10.1017/hpl.2021.5
ISSN: 2095-4719
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Start Page: 1
End Page: 86
Journal / Book Title: High Power Laser Science and Engineering
Volume: 9
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press in association with Chinese Laser Press. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor/Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
The John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science Capital Equipment 2018
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Funder's Grant Number: ST/J002062/1 John Adams Inst
ST/P000835/1
ST/P005861/1
ST/P002021/1
ST/S001956/1
ST/S001956/1
ST/V001639/1
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Optics
high-power lasers
history
United Kingdom
X-RAY LASER
PLANAR WAVE-GUIDE
NEON-LIKE GERMANIUM
FEMTOSECOND PULSE GENERATION
RESOLVED RESONANCE RAMAN
HIGH-REPETITION-RATE
SINGLE-PASS GAIN
CO2 TEA LASER
HIGH-ENERGY
ORION LASER
Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Optics
high-power lasers
history
United Kingdom
X-RAY LASER
PLANAR WAVE-GUIDE
NEON-LIKE GERMANIUM
FEMTOSECOND PULSE GENERATION
RESOLVED RESONANCE RAMAN
HIGH-REPETITION-RATE
SINGLE-PASS GAIN
CO2 TEA LASER
HIGH-ENERGY
ORION LASER
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: PII S2095471921000050
Online Publication Date: 2021-04-27
Appears in Collections:Quantum Optics and Laser Science
Physics
Plasma Physics



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