#throwbackthursday  1970s | Free Electron Laser (1970-present) | In 1970, Dr. John Madey, then a graduate student at California Technical Institute proposed what he called the Free Electron Laser (FEL). Shortly thereafter, AFOSR funded Madey's work at +Stanford University with the goal of developing the first operational FEL, which was demonstrated in 1975. Learn more on page 35 of AFOSR's Monograph at http://bit.ly/1e5WVTr #AirForce   #BasicResearch   #tbt  
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