Battery-powered 100kW laser can penetrate a sheet of aluminium in under seven seconds

February 2007
Electronics Weekly;2/28/2007, Issue 2277, p1
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The article states that a team of scientists, headed by Bob Yamamoto, from the U.S. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have demonstrated a battery-powered laser that can produce 100kW of optical energy. Called the Solid State Heat Capacity Laser the diode-pumped device uses slabs of 100x100x20mm doped transparent ceramic as an amplifying medium.


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