The inventors of the laser beam, academicians A.M. Prokhorov, Basov and the American physicist Townes (photo) at the Nobel Prize in 1964. AM Prokhorov with employees of the Institute of General Physics of the USSR Academy of Sciences while working in laboratories. Types of laser installation. Scientists perform laser eye surgery on a rabbit. Experiments with a laser beam. Institute of Chemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Gorky. Installations for the production of fiber-optic filaments. The light-guide thread passes through a chemical solution and is wound on a bobbin. Using a light guide filament to transmit a television image. Moscow city. The building on Altayskaya Street is a television reception center with the country's first light-guide line.