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HERCULES Laser

A photograph of researchers testing a laser in lab.

Anatoly Maksimchuk, EECS Research Scientist, and John Nees, EECS Associate Research Scientist, demonstrate use of the HERCULES 300 TW laser in the Carl A. Gerstacker Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on September 5, 2017. The HERCULES laser holds the Guiness World Records certificate for highest intensity focused laser, producing a beam of 2x10^22 W/cm^2 or 20 billion trillion watts per square centimeter. Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering