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Theodore H. Maiman
Inventor (ruby laser systems-1st operable laser)
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Theodore Harold "Ted" Maiman was an American Engineer and physicist credited with the invention of the first working laser. Maiman?s laser led to the subsequent development of many other types of lasers. The laser was successfully fired on May 16, 1960. In a July 7, 1960 press conference in Manhattan, Maiman and his employer, Hughes Aircraft Company, announced the laser to the world. Maiman was granted a patent for his invention, and he received many awards and honors for his work. Maiman's experiences in developing the first laser and subsequent related events are described in his book, The Laser Odyssey. 
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July 11th, 1927 in Los Angeles  /  Died:   May 5th, 2007
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