John M.J. Madey

  • From:

    University of Hawaii

  • Year:

    1989

  • Subject:

    Physics

  • Award:

    Ballantine

  • Citation:

    For development of the free-electron laser.

John M.J. Madey invented the first free-electron laser at Stanford University in 1977. Among the many applications, free-electron lasers have been used in medical and materials science research, and for unique applications in high-resolution nonlinear spectroscopy and remote sensing.

Information as of 1989