Testing klystrons at Wright Field for blind landing, at request of Wilmer L.
In this interview Jerry Woodall discusses topics such as: his family background; undergraduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M
Doctoral thesis on 2-level solid state masers at Berkeley in 1956-1959 through the beginnings of his work on integrated optics at California Instit
Family background and early education, motivation and funding for college; math program at Stanford University, from 1928; physics studies at Calif
The establishment of the solid state group at the University of California, Berkeley, at the beginning of the 1950s (Charles Kittel).
The discovery of the semiconductor laser at IBM in 1962. Competition with other laboratories.
Student work with Arnold Sommerfeld, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg; first paper with Heisenberg; paper on Hall Effect; history of early contrib