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Open-access articles from the SPIE Digital Library

Significant papers on laser technology selected for open access in the SPIE Digital Library for the Advancing the Laser tribute:

"Theodore Harold Maiman and the invention of the laser"
Andrew Rawicz, Proc. SPIE 7138 (© 2008)

"Lessons learned: the laser from theory to practice"
Jeff Hecht, Proc. SPIE 7071 (© 2008)

"Silicon Raman laser, amplifier, and wavelength converter"
Bahram Jalali, et al., Proc. SPIE 5840, (© 2005)

"Nanostructuring of solids with femtosecond laser pulses"
Andreas Ostendorf, et al., Proc. SPIE 5448, (© 2004)

"Path toward a high-energy solid-state laser"
Gary L. Wood, et al., Proc. SPIE 5414 (© 2004)

"New technologies and architectures for laser systems: revolutionary beam control"
Paul F. McManamon, William E. Thompson, Proc. SPIE 5413 (© 2004)

"Early history of high-power lasers"
George W. Sutton, Proc. SPIE 4632 (© 2002)

"Infrared Spatial Interferometer"
Charles Townes, Proc. SPIE 3350 (© 1998)

"Laser refractive surgery: a review and current status"
Qiushi Ren, et al., Opt. Eng. 34 (© 1995) 

"History of chemical oxygen-iodine laser (COIL) development in the USA"
Keith Truesdell, et al., Proc. SPIE 2502 (© 1994)

"Defining, measuring, and optimizing laser beam quality"
Anthony Siegman, Proc. SPIE 1868 (© 1993)

"Laser interferometry: current trends and future prospects"
Parameswaran Hariharan, Proc. SPIE 1553 (© 1992)

"Review of high-power excimer lasers"
Vern N. Smiley, Proc. SPIE 1225 (© 1990)

SPIE Advancing the Laser 50th anniversary tribute