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Ruby Laser

Maker:
General Electric Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 cm x 13 cm x 53 cm; 5 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 20 7/8 in
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
1978
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from Ebe Helm
ID Number:
2005.0034.01
Catalog number:
2005.0034.01
Accession number:
2005.0034
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Science & Mathematics
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d01a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299424

Laser Level

Maker:
Spectra-Physics Scanning Systems, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (windows material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
open: 18 in x 10 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 26.035 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
surveying level
laser level
laser
Other Terms:
surveying level; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1985
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Surveying  Search this
Building & Architecture  Search this
Credit Line:
from Spectra Physics Scanning Systems Inc.
ID Number:
1985.0417.01
Accession number:
1985.0417
Catalog number:
1985.0417.01
Model number:
910
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-5211-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713990

Experimental Ruby Laser

Physical Description:
aluminum (overall material)
glass (flash tube material)
ruby (crystal material)
xenon (fill gas material)
tungsten (electrode material)
brass (part material)
plastic (part material)
copper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 11 in x 6 in; 20.955 cm x 27.94 cm x 15.24 cm
laser on base: 7 1/2 in x 11 in x 6 in; 19.05 cm x 27.94 cm x 15.24 cm
cover: 4 1/2 in x 11 in x 6 in; 11.43 cm x 27.94 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
1963
Credit Line:
from the Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, thru John Volakis, William J. Shkurti and Stuart Collins
ID Number:
2009.0228.02
Accession number:
2009.0228
Catalog number:
2009.0228.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-55c8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1371185
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Prototype Excimer Laser

Maker:
Naval Research Laboratory  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 cm x 100 cm x 10 cm; 18 7/8 in x 39 3/8 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
ca 1976
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from Nicholas Djeu
ID Number:
1996.0343.01
Accession number:
1996.0343
Catalog number:
1996.0343.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-defa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1300676

Experimental Ruby Laser

Maker:
Ohio State University  Search this
Physical Description:
aluminum (overall material)
glass (flash tube material)
ruby (crystal material)
xenon (fill gas material)
tungsten (electrode material)
plastic (part material)
brass (part material)
copper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in x 6 in; 26.67 cm x 46.99 cm x 15.24 cm
laser on base: 8 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in x 6 in; 21.59 cm x 46.99 cm x 15.24 cm
cover with handle: 8 1/2 in x 16 in x 6 in; 21.59 cm x 40.64 cm x 15.24 cm
end pieces: 6 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 14.605 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
1963
Credit Line:
from the Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, thru John Volakis, William J. Shkurti and Stuart Collins
ID Number:
2009.0228.01
Accession number:
2009.0228
Catalog number:
2009.0228.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-55c7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1371184
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Laser for Compact Disc Player

Maker:
Sony Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.5 cm x 8.8 cm x 12 cm; 9/16 in x 3 7/16 in x 4 3/4 in
Object Name:
laser assembly
Other Terms:
laser assembly; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1983
1984
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Entertainment, general  Search this
Credit Line:
from Sony Consumer Products Company
ID Number:
1985.0387.01
Accession number:
1985.0387
Catalog number:
1985.0387.01
Model number:
D-5
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4edc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713880

Home-made Laser

Maker:
Helm, Ebe  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (base material)
wood (target material)
glass (overall material)
brass (part material)
steel (part material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 13 cm x 61.5 cm; 7 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 24 3/16 in
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
1979
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from Ebe Helm
ID Number:
2005.0034.02
Catalog number:
2005.0034.02
Accession number:
2005.0034
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Science & Mathematics
Lasers
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c98a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1299425

Laser Target Designator

Maker:
Hughes Aircraft Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
cloth (strap material)
plastic (part material)
glass (part material)
rubber (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 59 cm x 36 cm; 3 15/16 in x 23 1/4 in x 14 3/16 in
Object Name:
Laser, military
laser
Other Terms:
Laser, military; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
ca 1984
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from Hughes Aircraft Company
ID Number:
1987.0026.01
Accession number:
1987.0026
Catalog number:
1987.0026.01
Model number:
AN/PAQ-1
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Military
Lasers
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-623e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_714274

Home-made Laser

Maker:
Fry, Stephen M.  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
metal (electrodes material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 cm x 45 cm x 6.3 cm; 13/16 in x 17 11/16 in x 2 1/2 in
Object Name:
tube, laser
laser
Other Terms:
tube, laser; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1964
Date ordered, given, or borrowed:
1985-03-15
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Related Publication:
Stong, C. L.. How a perservering anateur can build a gas laser in the home
Credit Line:
from Stephen M. Fry
ID Number:
1985.0269.01
Accession number:
1985.0269
Catalog number:
1985.0269.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3778-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713857

Experimental cesium laser component

Maker:
Gould, Gordon  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
metal (electrodes material)
cesium (fill gas material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3/8 in; 10.795 cm x 8.255 cm x .9525 cm
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
1961
Subject:
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, thru Gordon Gould, Stephen Jacobs and Paul Rabinowitz
ID Number:
EM.330385
Catalog number:
330385
Accession number:
288761
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Science & Mathematics
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-29a8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1323089
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Laser Dyes

Maker:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  Search this
Physical Description:
ethyl alcohol (overall material)
organic compounds (overall material)
glass (tubes material)
blue (overall color)
violet (overall color)
magenta (overall color)
pink (overall color)
orange (overall color)
Measurements:
each: 17 cm x 2.5 cm; 6 11/16 in x in
Object Name:
dye samples
laser dye samples
Other Terms:
dye samples; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
ID Number:
1985.0236.12
Accession number:
1985.0236
Catalog number:
1985.0236.12
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-326b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_714151

Laser Eraser

Maker:
Schawlow, Arthur L.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
rubber (cords material)
glass (tube material)
Measurements:
case: 19.5 cm x 23.2 cm x 36.2 cm; 7 11/16 in x 9 1/8 in x 14 1/4 in
eraser: 4.3 cm x 5.7 cm x 25.7 cm; 1 11/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 10 1/8 in
power supply: 9 cm x 16 cm x 25.3 cm; 3 9/16 in x 6 5/16 in x 9 15/16 in
Object Name:
laser eraser
eraser
Other Terms:
eraser; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1968
Subject:
Invention  Search this
Business  Search this
Credit Line:
from Arthur L. Schawlow
ID Number:
1985.0144.01
Accession number:
1985.0144
Catalog number:
1985.0144.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4558-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713785

Laser Level Detector

Maker:
Spectra-Physics Scanning Systems, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
glass (window material)
steel (part material)
Measurements:
receiver only: 6 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 16.1925 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm
clamp: 6 in x 7 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 19.05 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
detector, surveying
laser detector
Other Terms:
detector, surveying; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Surveying  Search this
Building & Architecture  Search this
Credit Line:
from Spectra Physics Scanning Systems Inc.
ID Number:
1985.0417.02
Accession number:
1985.0417
Catalog number:
1985.0417.02
Model number:
1077
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-5212-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713991

Target for Military Laser

Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 6 in x 5 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
laser target
Other Terms:
laser target; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1984
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from the U. S. Dept. Of the Army; Army Missile Command
ID Number:
1985.0321.01
Accession number:
1985.0321
Catalog number:
1985.0321.01
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Science & Mathematics
Military
Lasers
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3c51-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713876

Laser Amplifier Section

Maker:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (part material)
neodymium glass (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 60 in x 23 in; x 152.4 cm x 58.42 cm
overall: 47 in x 71 in x 49 in; 119.38 cm x 180.34 cm x 124.46 cm
Object Name:
amplifier
laser amplifier
Other Terms:
amplifier; Lasers and Masers
Date made:
1977
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Nuclear power  Search this
Credit Line:
from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
ID Number:
1985.0236.11
Accession number:
1985.0236
Catalog number:
1985.0236.11
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-769d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713775

Gould 3.2 micron cesium laser tube

Maker:
Gould, Gordon  Search this
Object Name:
laser
Date made:
1961
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Credit Line:
from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, thru Gordon Gould, Stephen Jacobs and Paul Rabinowitz
ID Number:
EM.330384
Catalog number:
330384
Accession number:
288761
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-29a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1323086
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Laser Discharge Lamps

Maker:
Westinghouse Lamp Company  Search this
Physical Description:
mercury (fill gas material)
sapphire (overall material)
metal (electrodes material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.5 cm x 1 cm; x 8 1/16 in x 3/8 in
Object Name:
laser light pump
Date made:
ca 1967
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Credit Line:
from Daniel A. Larson
ID Number:
2001.0084.01
Accession number:
2001.0084
Catalog number:
2001.0084.01
Patent number:
3566177
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Lasers
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-7741-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_994762

Experimental Laser Crystal

Physical Description:
strontium (overall material)
samarium (overall material)
fluorine (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 3/16 in; 1.905 cm x .47625 cm
Object Name:
crystal
laser crystal
Other Terms:
crystal; Lasers/Masers
Date made:
1962
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
from International Business Machines Corp., Thomas J. Watson Research Center
ID Number:
1985.0268.06
Catalog number:
1985.0268.06
Accession number:
1985.0268
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Science & Mathematics
Lasers
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-72c2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1099837
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Head Piece from Maiman Laser

Maker:
Maiman, Theodore H.  Search this
Hughes Aircraft Company  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (plate material)
metal (housing material)
ruby (crystal material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 in; 11.43 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
laser head
laser apparatus
laser
Other Terms:
laser head; Components; Telephone and Telegraph; Telephone and Telegraph
Place Made:
United States: California, Malibu
Date made:
1960
Associated date:
1960
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
from Hughes Aircraft Company, thru Dr. George F. Smith
ID Number:
EM.330050
Accession number:
288813
Catalog number:
330050
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Science & Mathematics
Lasers
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-354d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_712855

Helium-Neon Laser Discharge Apparatus

Maker:
Javan, Ali  Search this
Physical Description:
helium (fill gas material)
neon (fill gas material)
steel (overall material)
quartz (tube material)
copper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 7/8 in x 42 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 17.4625 cm x 107.95 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
laser
gas-filled laser
Date made:
1960
Subject:
Laser  Search this
Invention  Search this
Credit Line:
from Ali Javan
ID Number:
2008.0153.01
Accession number:
2008.0153
Catalog number:
2008.0153.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Science & Mathematics
Lasers
Energy & Power
Exhibition:
Inventing In America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-567e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1339868
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