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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 758–804.
Published: 01 November 2015
... using lasers to defend against nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. A few academic consultants for IDA (among them physicists Nicolaas Bloembergen, Charles Townes, Keith Brueckner, and Norman Kroll) began to think about how to generate laser pulses of enormous power and propagate them through the...