optical maser


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optical maser

[′äp·tə·kəl ′mā·zər]
(optics)
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Initially referred to as optical masers, these were soon renamed lasers.
When the paper "Infrared and Optical Masers"[1] was published in 1958, the authors may have suspected that they had hit upon something profound, but they could not have foreseen the tremendous technological impact their discovery would have on society 30 years later.