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The 1999 Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics

Awarded January, 1999, at the 29th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics.

Melvin Lax, City College of New York

For his fundamental work on the quantum theory of the laser.

Lorenzo Narducci, Drexel University

For his contributions to the field of quantum fluctuations and quantum noise,

particularly the quantum regression theorem applied to problems in modern quantum


Herbert Walther, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik

For his work on single-atom masers.

Melvin Lax
Lorenzo Narducci
Herbert Walther

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