Originally posted by sonhouseWhat happen if you point this laser to, let's say, the skin of a hand...
Not as much power as it sounds like, terawatt femtosecond pulses=average power of about 10 milliwatts
Correct me if I am wrong.
Originally posted by PonderableYes, like I said, continuous power would add up to a 10 Mw laser but the pulses are compressed so that each pulse would act like a 10 terawatt laser for that brief time span.
So we do have the journalist effect again.
IF the pulse was 1 second it would have the power of 10TW = 10^12W.
IF they could operate the equipment that long they would suck the whole European grid clean....
so they operate for a femtosecond 10^-15 s and only have a net output of 10mJ. Since they can't produce more than one pulse per seond this co ...[text shortened]... ck the value of a few dozen nuclear power stations from the grid.
And it is NOT a 10TW LASER.
Originally posted by googlefudgeTwu twu twu, I forget sometimes. I tried to say the same thing in my last post.
You guys are all getting confused between Watts and Jules.
This IS a TerraWatt pulse laser.
The POWER output of the PULSE is 10 TW. [Jules per second]
The ENERGY of the pulse is 10mJ [Power times Time]
The average power output of the laser will of course depend on how many pulses you
fire per second, but the energy density [power] of the pulse is indeed 10TW.