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Arthur Schawlow

Schawlow, Arthur (1921– ), U.S. physicist who did pioneering work in the 1950s that led to the construction of the first laser. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in physics with Nicolass Bloembergen (of the United States) and Kai M. Siegbahn (of Sweden) for contributions to the development of laser spectroscopy.

See also: Laser.

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