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Ted Maiman's Ruby Laser [Lasers & Applications magazine (May 1985)]

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Arkin, Robert; Holo-Spectra
Date made: 1985
Materials: embossed mylar foil (white light transmission); foil
Measurements: 11 in x 8 in x 1/4 in
Nomenclature: commercial
Classification: holograms

May 1985 (Vol. IV, No. 5) issue of Lasers & Applications magazine; `Embossed rainbow hologram [on cover] made by Holo-Spectra reveals a 3-D, actual-size image of the first laser, built 25 years ago in May 1960. Ted Maiman lent his original ruby laser to L&A for the holography session. Article on page 44 describes how the hologram was made.' (taken from page 2 of magazine)

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