Basov and Prokhorov, Russian physicists

Basov and Prokhorov, Russian physicists

H400/0202 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 75.2MB

Downloadable file size: 4.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: Editorial use only

Caption: Nikolai Basov and Aleksandr Prokhorov, Russian physicists. Nikolai Basov (1922-2001, left) and Aleksandr Prokhorov (1916-2002, right) are primarily known for their work on developing masers, the microwaves produced by systems of energised (excited) atoms. Maser stands for Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. They also applied this technique to amplify light (the laser). They went on to develop various methods of exciting atoms to give laser beams, including the three-level pumping method, and later used lasers to produce thermonuclear reactions. The pair shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for this work, along with Townes.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1964, 20th century, adult, aleksandr prokhorov, atomic, atoms, basov, beams, black-and-white, caucasian, duo, european, excitation, excite, excitement, historical, history, history of science, human, lab, laboratory, laser, male, man, maser, microwaves, middle-aged, monochrome, nikolai, nikolai basov, nikolay, nobel, nobel laureate, operating, pair, people, person, physical, physicist, physicists, physics, prize, quantum electronics, radiation, researchers, researching, russian, scientists, surname b, two, white, working

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.