John M.J. Madey

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    University of Hawaii

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    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