Since many of you attending this session of the 8th Annual SINE Technical Symposium may not be familiar with the activities of Korad Corporation, I think it would be useful, as an introduction, to briefly describe our organization and products. After being formed in October, 1962, Korad became a subsidiary of Union Carbide Corporation. Dr. Theodore H. Maiman, who invented the ruby laser, is the President of Korad. The principal objective of the company. is to develop and manufacture laser de-vices and associated electro-optical components. The company's work with lasers, encompass many fields including materials research, spectroscopy, laser flashlamp development, semiconductor lasers, as well as a full line of solid state crystal lasers..