Today at Berkeley Lab

A Visit to One of the Most Powerful Lasers on Earth

Gizmodo writer Ryan Mandelbaum recently visited the Lab to learn more about BELLA (Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator), which uses chirped pulse amplification to create intense laser pulses. These devices could one day power tabletop particle accelerators for medical use, act as microscopes to image atoms, and push the frontiers of physics even further, writes Mandelbaum. More>

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