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  • In the end, I decided to remain at Stanford, accepting a promotion to full professor in 1975, and I continued to work close to Art Schawlow for another 11 years before returning to my native Germany in 1986.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • I had first met Art Schawlow, co-inventor of the laser, at a summer school at Carberry Tower in Scotland in 1969, and I was immediately captivated by his warmth, his keen mind, and his contagious sense of humor.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • Arthur L. Schawlow (right) and me at Stanford University.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • When Art Schawlow saw the first Doppler-free spectra of the sodium

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • Discussing possible ways to increase the interaction time of hydrogen atoms with a laser beam, Art Schawlow and I came up with the idea of laser cooling of atomic gases in early 1974.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • When I arrived at Stanford, I told Art Schawlow about the interesting experiments at Bell Laboratories, and I proposed that I would like to try and make a nitrogen laser pumped dye laser so highly monochromatic that it could be used for Doppler-free saturation spectroscopy of gaseous absorption lines.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • Our early work with hydrogen was prominently cited when Art Schawlow received the Nobel Prize for laser spectroscopy in 1981.

    Theodor W. Hänsch - Autobiography

  • Finally, because Bell Labs was very big on solid state physics in those days, Schawlow suggested using solid state materials for the lasing medium.

    Some Knurdly Background about Lasers II

  • Laser cooling of neutral atoms was proposed in 1975 by T.W. Hänsch and A.L. Schawlow.

    The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics - Information for the Public

  • Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow developed the LASER light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation in order to utilize the possibility of cohering light into a narrow beam.

    The Wonder of Children


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