Lasers can provide, in a very short time measured in femtoseconds, bursts of energy of great power counted in petawatts or a thousand times the power of all the power plants in the world.
What does PW stand for?
PW stands for Petawatt (10^15 Watts)
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- Pathetic Wanker
- Patient Weight
- Patrick Wolf (musician)
- Pennywise (band)
- People's Watch (human rights group; India)
- Per Week
- Periodic Wall
- Permanent Way
- Persistent World (gaming)
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leadership in Petawatt laser research, construction of OMEGA EP, and joint OFES and ICF efforts in high-energy density physics.
1996 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory produces a laser with a peak power of more than a petawatt, exceeding the entire electricity-generating capacity of the United States.
Opportunity * The 89 petawatts of sunlight energy reaches the earth's surface which is very large compared to the 15 terawatts of average energy utilized by human beings.
[FIGURE 1 OMITTED] [FIGURE 2 OMITTED] Catching Photons The sun emits 370 billion petawatts.
Most powerful laser pulse The Petawatt laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California produces laser pulses of more than 1.
15 degrees centigrade it decays within hours The most powerful laser is the Petawatt at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.
The Earth receives 174 petawatts (PW) of incoming solar radiation (insolation) at the upper atmosphere.