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The invention of the laser in the 1950 s for visible light and microwaves, and the slow but steady recognition of its manifold uses, is a truly remarkable story in the

The invention of the laser in the 1950 s for visible light and microwaves, and the slow but steady recognition of its manifold uses, is a truly remarkable story in the history of science. But the severe λ[superscript 3] dependence of the ratio of stimulated (mostly coherent) to spontaneous (incoherent) emission meant that efforts to build an X-ray laser seemed hopeless for decades.

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    • 2014-04-30
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1107/S2052252514009567
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    Spence, J. C. (2014). X-ray lasers and crystallography. IUCrJ, 1(3), 151-152. doi:10.1107/s2052252514009567

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