Web-Materials

 
Interesting Topics
All files are in PDF Format. Don't have a PDF document viewer? Get Acrobat Reader from our Shareware Download Page.

Courtesy of Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, Texas Instruments, and PennWell Publishing. All files are used with permission and are copyrighted properties of Lucent Technologies.
Title of Document Description File Size
What is a Laser? Explanation of what a laser is and how it works
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(96 KB)
The History of the Laser In depth history of the laser from its invention to the present
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(256 KB)
Schawlow and Townes invent the laser Events surrounding the invention of the laser and its effect on the electronics industry
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(640 KB)
Biography of Arthur L. Schawlow In depth biography of the life of Arthur L. Schawlow
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(128 KB)
Biography of Charles H. Townes In depth biography of the life of Charles H. Townes
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(128 KB)
Laser Types The many different laser types which came as a result of research at Bell Labs
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(288 KB)
Melvin Lax Melvin Lax one of the pioneers in the field of laser physics
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(352 KB)
Laser Party

Festive Speeches
Laser physics celebration was held May 4, 1998 to mark the 40th anniversary of the laser's invention
[Courtesy of Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs. Used with permission]
(160 KB)

(576 KB)

Integrated Circuits
How integrated circuits are made and how they developed
[Courtesy of Texas Instruments. Used with permission]
(96 KB)

Jack Kilby
Biography of Jack Kilby who invented the integrated circuit at Texas Instruments
[Courtesy of Texas Instruments. Used with permission]
(128 KB)

First Commercial Silicon Transistor
Texas Instruments announces commercial silicon transistors (1954)
[Courtesy of Texas Instruments. Used with permission]
(96 KB)

The 1954 Pocket Radio
Commercial pocket radios use Texas Instruments Ge transistors.
[Courtesy of Texas Instruments. Used with permission]
(96 KB)

Quantum Effect Transistor
Bipolar resonant tunneling transistor, the first device to directly contact and control a "quantum well" base, an ultra thin layer of the device which allows only electrons with certain discrete energies to pass
[Courtesy of Texas Instruments. Used with permission]
(96 KB)

Quantum Integrated Circuit
Texas Instruments Demonstrates World's First Quantum IC that Operates at Room Temperature
[Courtesy of Texas Instruments. Used with permission]
(96 KB)
Winning the laser patent war REFLECTIONS: Winning the laser-patent war
Jeff Hecht
[Laser Focus World, December 1994, pp. 49-51]
© PennWell Publishing Co., 1994 (used with permission)
(96 KB)
A McGraw-Hill Book with Web Resources
Click here to go to the homepage of Web-Materials

Web-Materials
Materials and Devices Website for Scientists and Engineers

Serving scientists and engineers since 1996. Dedicated to continuing education.
Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices, Second Edition - S. O. Kasap