Nobel Laureate and Inventor of LASER Visits Fotona Exhibit at ASLMS 2010

19 April 2010

The Dynamis range, including the newest SP Dynamis was presented to the American market at ASLMS 2010 as part of its global launch campaign. Prof. Dr. Townes was said to be interested in discovering the wide range of aesthetic and surgical applications Fotona's SP Dynamis offers - a system that combines a popular Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser combination with QCW Nd:YAG to in effect provide anti-aging treatments from the inside-to-out.

Townes and his colleges won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 for their work in quantum electronics, which fundamentally contributed to the development of the maser and laser. He developed the idea for a maser by trying to amplify microwaves through contact with an electron in an excited state, creating an intense, continuous stream of energy. The idea behind a laser came when Townes wanted to amplify these energy wavelengths at infrared frequencies or even at frequencies of visible light, so a thousand times shorter than that of the maser. Consequently, Townes developed the theory for creating a narrow, focused, steady beam, operating at a single wavelength with controlled intensity. This was the basis for the invention of the laser.

Townes' work undoubtedly transformed medical laser technology. His other work includes research in the fields of nonlinear optics, radio astronomy and infrared astronomy. He was also the first to measure the mass of the black hole in the center of our galaxy.