Origin of maserm(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation)
- A device that generates or amplifies electromagnetic radiation, especially microwaves, of a coherent wavelength by stimulated emission.
- A natural object or region of space that acts like a maser, as a star-forming region of intersellar space.
Origin of maserm(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation).
From MASER, an acronym for "Microwave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation".
- Obsolete spelling of mazer.
- Abbreviation of microwave amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.
maser - Computer Definition
The maser is a device similar to the laser, but emitting microwave radio waves rather than light. In 1953, Charles H. Townes, James P. Gordon, and Herbert J. Zeiger invented the maser, which earned them the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964. Research continued into the 1950s, leading to the optical maser, or laser, for which AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories was awarded a patent in 1960. See also laser.
(Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) A device that creates a uniform and coherent electromagnetic radiation pattern. It is similar to a laser, except that it emits microwaves or radio waves rather than light. See laser.