Who are those remarkable individuals that had ideas that changed the world?
One individual is a man named Gordon Gould. Ever heard of him? His genius that profoundly impacts your daily life came from an idea of energy levels from “exited thallium”. Initial uses were planned for spectrometry, interferometry, radar, and nuclear fusion.
But now virtually everything used in modern electronics uses his invention. Do you listen to CD’s? Have you had surgery lately? Do you know the most accurate way to measure something? Copied something? Leveled something? Printed something?
Gordon Gould called it light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Basically his idea was to take electromagnetic radiation (energy – or more popularly known as “light”) and separate the combined energy using an open resonator into individual wavelengths which are measured in nanometers.
I hope you caught the name of this remarkable invention from above. If you missed it I’ll give you the name again:
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
Did you see it that time?