A team of British and Czech scientists has recently announced that they have created a ‘super laser’ named Bivoj that is ten times stronger than any other laser of its kind.
The high peak power laser has 1000-watt average power output which is now a world record of sustained, high-energy pulses. The laser was co-venture of Britain’s Laser Facility (CLF), Czech state research and a development project called HiLASE (High average power pulsed laser).
The laser is named after a mythical Czech strongman Bivoj. It weighs around 20 tons and costs $48 million. According to the CLF and HiLASE specialists, Bivoj has potential applications in engineering, semiconductor processing, micromachining, aeronautics, automotive and power sectors.
By the end of this year, the laser is expected to be commercialized. Do you think the laser can be employed for medical applications? Comment below!