• Question: What is the strongest lazer you have ever worked with?

    Asked by wildrose24 to Stuart on 26 Jun 2013. This question was also asked by secretguy99.
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      Stuart Archer answered on 26 Jun 2013:

      The strongest laser I’ve worked with personally is called a ‘picosecond pulse laser’. It fires pulses – short bursts – of light that are only 1 million millionths of a second long (0.000000000001 seconds!). They put out around the same amount of power in that really short time that a normal light bulb puts out in one second. There are much, much more powerful lasers out there, but I’ve never worked with them myself!