Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 5 (2010)

Valentin A. Fabrikant: negative absorption, his 1951 patent application for amplification of electromagnetic radiation (ultraviolet, visible, infrared and radio spectral regions) and his experiments

S. G. Lukishova

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This paper is devoted to Moscow physicist Valentin A. Fabrikant who is known for his 1939 thesis with suggestion of experiments on light amplification directly proving the existence of negative absorption in gas discharge, his 1951 patent application (jointly with M.M. Vudynsky and F.A. Butaeva) for amplification of electromagnetic radiation (ultraviolet, visible, infrared and radio spectral regions), and his experimental attempts (jointly with F.A. Butaeva) to observe light amplification in gas discharge (paper submission of December 1957).

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