A metalic case called a hohlraum holds the fuel capsule for NIF experiments
You call that a laser? Now this is a laser. Laser Bay 1 holds half of the NIF's 192 beams
In their quest to be the first to trigger a nuclear fusion reaction using lasers scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have delivered more than one megajoule of laser energy to a target. The peak power of the laser light, which was delivered within a few billionths of a second, was about 500 times that used by the United States at any given time and demonstrates the target drive conditions required to achieve fusion ignition.
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