Forty-five years ago, physicist Theodore Maiman and his colleagues made the first laser work at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, Calif. Maiman performed the experiment on May 16, 1960, using an elegant ruby rod placed in a spring-shaded flash lamp.
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