A group of Japanese engineers from the University of Osaka has created the most powerful in the world laser. The energy of its momentum is equal to 2 petavatthu, and power a thousand times greater than the consumption of electricity on the planet.
Japanese scientists from Osaka Institute has tested a laser system LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments), gaining momentum in 2 petawatt (2 quadrillion watts) within picoseconds (1 trillionth of a second). According to physicists, therefore, they could generate the most powerful laser beam in the world.
It tells the Asahi Shimbun, to amplify the power of the laser beam, the researchers decided to conduct the energy through the glass panels equal to the length of the laser is 100 metres away. The purpose of Japanese engineers is increasing the strength of the pulse is 5 - fold to 10 petawatt.
As we reported resource of Popular Science, the introduction of laser of such power is not specified. But we know that in 2013, a laser power of 50 thousand watts shot down a drone from a distance of 2 km Similar laser there are currently only US - Texas Institute at Austin with a capacity of 1 petawatt. But how to convince the Japanese researchers, their pulse laser requires 100 times less power than the American counterpart.
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