Experimental Laser Crystal

Description (Brief):

This ruby crystal was used in early laser experiments at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. The first laser-related object in the Museum's Electricity Collections, it was acquired only three years after Theodore Maiman made the first laser at Hughes Aircraft in May 1960.

Date Made: 1962-03

Maker: Bell Laboratories

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Laser

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Credit Line: from Bell Telephone Laboratories, thru S. P. S. Porto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.323405Catalog Number: 323405Accession Number: 251547

Object Name: laser crystalruby crystal

Physical Description: ruby (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 9/16 in x 3/32 in; 3.96875 cm x .23812 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c767-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_713145

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