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Optics and laser spectroscopy, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1951-1961, and Stanford University since 1961 : oral history transcript / 1998.
BANC MSS 99/71 c; Phonotape 2968 C no.1; Phonotape 2968 C no.2; Phonotape 2968 C no.3; ...
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Title:

Optics and laser spectroscopy, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1951-1961, and Stanford University since 1961 : oral history transcript / 1998

Creator/Contributor:

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Stoicheff, B. P. (Boris P.)

Creator/Contributor:

Riess, Suzanne B., interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Schawlow family background, Depression years in Toronto; early aptitudes in radio engineering; college and university studies in math and physics, and World War II interruption; Malcolm Crawford and thesis research on atomic beam light source; post-doc at Columbia University, 1949-1951; co-author, with Charles H. Townes, of Microwave Spectroscopy (1955), dealing with theory and experimental techniques of microwave spectroscopy; marriage in 1951 to Aurelia Townes, and move to Bell Telephone Laboratories: working on superconductivity, in 1957-1958 collaborating with Townes on the optical maser (laser), and publication of "Infrared and Optical Masers"; discussion of the atmosphere at Columbia and at Bell Labs, pressures, publications, patents; joins physics faculty at Stanford University: research group in laser spectroscopy, Ted Hänsch, students, administrative matters, other faculty; interest in teaching, motivation, ethical issues, funding and the military, telling stories, timing, hindsight; expert jazz collector; Nobel Prize in Physics, 1981, and other honors; son Arthur, Jr., and discussion of the treatment of autism.

Date:

1998 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.) -- 1941-
Columbia University.
Bell Telephone Laboratories.
Stanford University. -- Physics Dept.
Physicists -- California -- Stanford -- Interviews
Spectrum analysis
Autism -- California

Note:

Arthur L. Schawlow ; with an introduction by Boris P. Stoicheff. Interviews conducted by Suzanne B. Riess in 1996. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as Phonotape 2968 C:1-16.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (x, 383 p.) : col. port. ; 28 cm.
16 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3t7d
BANC MSS 99/71 c
Phonotape 2968 C no.1
Phonotape 2968 C no.2
Phonotape 2968 C no.3
Phonotape 2968 C no.4
Phonotape 2968 C no.5
Phonotape 2968 C no.6
Phonotape 2968 C no.7
Phonotape 2968 C no.8
Phonotape 2968 C no.9
Phonotape 2968 C no.10
Phonotape 2968 C no.11
Phonotape 2968 C no.12
Phonotape 2968 C no.13
Phonotape 2968 C no.14
Phonotape 2968 C no.15
Phonotape 2968 C no.16
BANC CD 765 no.1 (copy of no.7)
BANC CD 765 no.2 (copy of no.8)
BANC CD 765 no.3 (copy of no.9)
BANC CD 765 no.4 (copy of no.11)
BANC MSS 99/71 c
Phonotape 2968 C
BANC CD 765

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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