50 years of the laser in the City of Light
SPIE was an Associated Member at this event in Paris on 17 June.
SPIE President-Elect Katarina Svanberg with Sir Charles and Lady Kao
SPIE President-Elect Katarina Svanberg presents a necktie honoring the laser anniversary to Nobel Prize winner Ahmed Zewail.
SPIE President-Elect Katarina Svanberg presents a necktie to Ferenc Krausz
SPIE President-Elect Katarina Svanberg and Gerard Mourou.
Kathleen Maiman with the first laser.
Nobel Laureate Nicolaas Bloembergen and SPIE President-Elect Katarina Svanberg
Guests, including Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Charles Townes, Kathleen Maiman, Herbert Kroemer, and Gerard Mourou (left to right, first row), celebrate 50 years of the laser.
Many in attendance autographed the SPIE displays of laser luminaries.
Sune Svanberg, Katarina Svanberg, and Juris Upatnieks
Charles Townes with two of his grandchildren, Collin Anderson and Sydney Townes-Witzel
Royal Academy of Engineering event in London
SPIE Executive Director Eugene Arthurs and Sir Charles Kao
Donal Bradley, left, and Wilson Sibbett
Lord Browne, Charles Townes, the Earl of Selbourne
Peter Schulz and George Newns