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Theodore H. Maiman

The first laser was built in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman at Hughes Laboratories, based on theoretical work by Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow.


Gordon Gould

Gordon Gould built the first working laser in 1957.

by Maiman

The first laser device was made by Maiman in 1960, based on theories derived by Einstein in the early 1900s.

Ted Maiman

Somebody else built one first, Ted Maiman built the first laser, actually.


and Charles Townes

The first laser was built in 1960 by Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes.