Lasers Are Great, But Diamond Superlasers Are Better, Here’s Why

Scientists have discovered how to create a real life ‘superlaser’ using an ultra-pure diamond. How exactly does it work?

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The Star Wars ‘superlaser’ may no longer be sci-fi
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-star-wars-superlaser-longer-sci-fi.html
“The research, published in Laser and Photonics Reviews demonstrates a concept – reminiscent of the Star Wars Death Star sci-fi laser – where the power of multiple laser beams is transferred into a single intense output beam that can be directed to the intended target.”

Laser That’s a Billion Times Brighter Than the Sun Reveals New Behavior in Light
https://www.seeker.com/tech/laser-thats-a-billion-times-brighter-than-the-sun-reveals-new-behavior-in-light
“Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have generated the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it may change the way we look at the universe – quite literally.”

GE Is Developing the World’s Largest Laser-Powered 3D Metal Printer
https://www.seeker.com/tech/materials/ge-is-developing-the-worlds-largest-laser-powered-3d-metal-printer
“Developed by General Electric’s spinoff division GE Additive, the new machine is expected to have a major impact on aerospace manufacturing, considering that it can create virtually any kind of aircraft part using lasers, computers, and powdered metal.”
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