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Worldwide Market For Scientific Lasers
Author(s): Sicco Westra
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Paper Abstract

I'm going to talk about the worldwide market for scientific lasers. I felt we should start with a quote from our soon-to-be President and learn from him how he feels about the commitment that the government should make to R&D. "R&D is the economic Fountain of Youth, and we really should take good care of it because that is where our business is for the future." If you read through that quote, it is very clear that at least before the election, he made a very strong commitment to this. It will be interesting to see over the next four years whether he keeps to that commitment or not, but I happen to totally agree with what he is saying here. The R&D market, as I see it, is certainly, as far as lasers are concerned, the growth place for new technology and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1989
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1124, The Laser Marketplace in 1989, (19 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.971041
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Sicco Westra, Spectra-Physics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1124:
The Laser Marketplace in 1989
Gary T. Forrest; Morris R. Levitt, Editor(s)

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