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World’s Most Powerful Laser System Created in Japan

Laser technology has been subject to much development since the last few years. Recently, researchers from Osaka, Japan, say that they have created the most powerful laser in the world.


The scientists of the “most powerful laser” explain that the two-quadrillion watt laser pulse they created lasted one trillionth of a second only. However short-lived it has been, it was allegedly stronger than any other laser system present on Earth.

The framework of the equipment makes around 92 metres in length and fills an entire room. Its huge size does not make it much feasible to be put on the market. Furthermore, the research team also wishes to make it bigger.

“With heated competition in the world to improve the performance of lasers, our goal now is to increase our output to 10 petawatts,” said Junji Kawanaka, an associate professor at Osaka University.

Other researchers are also working on giant lasers. For instance, scientists from the University of Texas are currently developing a petawatt laser system that has been called the Texas Petawatt.


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