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futureUS Navy and Missile Defense Agency Megawatt Lasers by 2023-2024

In 2018, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency had targeted demonstrating megawatt lasers by 2023-2024. The US Army recently had an announcement of a contract for 250-300 kilowatt lasers on a large truck by 2024. This means that four …

armyUS Army Fielding 50 Kilowatt Lasers in 2022 and 300 KW In 2024

The US Army will field 50 kilowatt (kW)-class lasers on a platoon of four Stryker vehicles in 2022. They will support the Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) mission. The directed energy M-SHORAD capability is intended to protect maneuvering Brigade Combat …

atomically precise manufacturingPath to Million Qubit Quantum Computers Using Atoms and Lasers

Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms. As one of the world’s leading researchers in atomic clocks and neutral atoms, Benjamin Bloom (co-founder of Atom Computing) built the world’s fastest atomic clock, and it is considered the …

computersEUV Lithography Solved So 5 Nanometer in Months and 6 Years to 2 Nanometers

AMD has released the 7 nanometer 3900, 3950 and other Ryzen 3 processors. Samsung could be months from production of its 5-nanometer chips. This is all due to EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet) lithography finally getting solved. EUV lithography technology that we …

futureLaser-driven Particle Accelerator Made Ten Thousand Times Smaller

Dielectric laser accelerators (DLAs) provide a compact and cost-effective solution to this problem by driving accelerator nanostructures with visible or near-infrared (NIR) pulsed lasers, resulting in a 10,000 times reduction of scale. Current implementations of DLAs rely on free-space lasers …

astronomyGiant Lasers Flash-Freeze and Crystallize Water to Reveal Superionic Structure

Scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) used giant lasers to flash-freeze water into its exotic superionic phase and record X-ray diffraction patterns to identify its atomic structure for the very first time — all in just a few billionths …