Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
American Institute of Physics
Caption: This image shows the preamplifiers of the National Ignition Facility. The unified lasers deliver 1.8 megajoules of energy and 500 terawatts of power -- 1,000 times more than the United States uses at any one moment.
Credit: Damien Jemison/LLNL
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Fusion, anyone?