The latest kind of pump for a laser is a rocket engine; such a gas‐dynamic laser has produced continuous power of 60 kilowatts in multimode operation. Many had suspected that such high‐power devices were being built, but the research was classified until the Washington APS meeting, where Edward Gerry of Avco‐Everett Research gave an invited paper.

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