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Jacques A. Beaulieu, OC GOQ MSRC (born April 15, 1932) is a Canadian physicist who invented the first transversely excited atmospheric carbon dioxide laser or TEA laser in 1968.

Jacques Beaulieu
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Born(1932-04-15)April 15, 1932
DiedAugust 19, 2014(2014-08-19) (aged 82)
EducationMcGill University
Known forinvented the TEA laser
AwardsOrder of Canada
National Order of Quebec

In 1978, he was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Thomas W. Eadie Medal. In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his "major influence on the development of lasers and their application in the fields of defence and medicine".[1] In 1999, he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec. In 1980, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


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