What is special about the Diocles laser?
Its peak power (1014 watts) is greater than all of the world's power plants combined. The trick is that the power is delivered in short bursts of light, each lasting only a tiny fraction of a second (10-14 seconds).
Ten-million times brighter than the sun, the Diocles Laser is
Diocles is not only because of extreme brightness, but also because its small size.is remarkable
The combination of small size and high brightness potentially detect bombs hidden in a cargo container, or hairline cracks in a jet turbine, or even tumors in a cancer patient.It also can enable new technologies and applications never before possible. Diocles produces x-rays that can "see through" 10-inch-thick steel, to
Laser shots delivered to UNL experimentalists.