maser maser  /ˈmeɪ zər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an amplifier that works on the same principle as a laser and emits coherent microwave radiation

Usage(s):

  1. In solid-state physics, the maser replaced the transistor as the hottest of all items.
  2. In 15 years, electronics has leaped from the vacuum tube to the transistor to the maser and laser.
  3. The maser theory led directly to the laser theory in the late 1950s.

News

  1. Bergen County ends last ties to engineering firm Birdsall

    By a unanimous vote and without comment, the board on Wednesday turned over two Birdsall projects to Maser Consulting P.A., the New Jersey company affiliated with a California firm that purchased Birdsall’s assets in bankruptcy court.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. DRIVEN + VIDEO: FIRST Video Review Of The All-New Maserati Ghibli — Is The Midsize Maser Going To DISRUPT The Luxury ...

    This is what we've been waiting for. For years the midsize luxury class has been ruled by the Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. But here comes trouble and it's from Italy. We welcome the Maserati Ghibli.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Auto Spies

Quotes

  • "I invented (the maser) back in 1951, and I worked and worked thinking about how to get to shorter wavelengths," Townes recalled in a 2008 interview. "One morning, sitting on a park bench...... I suddenly had the right idea, namely to use...
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Charles Townes Source: OptoIQ

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