Scientists from Japan fired up most powerful laser beam ever

By | July 29, 2015


The scientists of Osaka University have fired the most powerful laser beam of the world recently. On July 27, researchers said that the power of the fired laser beam is equivalent to 1000 times of the electricity consumed by the entire world and thus it entered in the record books for most powerful laser beam.

Researcher’s team at institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University fired this most powerful laser beam, which emitted 2 petawatt, which is equal to 2 quadrillion watt in one trillionth of a second or one pico second. The laser beam is fired by using Laser for Fast Ignition Experiment (LFEX). The length of this LFEX is more than 300 feet, which also includes apparatus. This experiment is done by applying energy to a specific glass by using a fluorescent like tubes device, which amplify the power of the beam repeatedly.

This experiment emits so powerful laser beam, but the amount of energy used by the LFEX was not that large. Junji Kawanaka, an associate professor of electrical Engg at the university has said, “With heated competition in the world to improve the performance of lasers, our goal now is to increase our output to 10 petawatts.” Use of this powerful beam is still unclear, but the most powerful laser beam feet is just impressive.