The world's most powerful laser was put into operation in Russia


Specialists from RFNC-VNIIEF (Sarov) launched the first module of the world's most powerful laser. The installation called UFL-2M will be used by Russian scientists to study matter in extreme conditions, as well as conduct experiments on controlled inertial thermonuclear fusion.


Academician Sergei Garanin, Director for Laser Systems at VNIIEF, spoke about the importance of this domestic development during a video conference. According to the scientist, UFL-2M will become indispensable for the creation of new types of Russian nuclear weapons in the context of a ban on field tests. Also, this installation will allow researchers to get closer to understanding the processes occurring in stars, as well as explore the possibilities of creating new energy sources.

It should be noted that the Russian UFL-2M will become the most powerful laser system put into operation and planned for construction. Thus, a domestic installation will be able to supply one and a half times more pulsed energy to a thermonuclear target than the American NIF system.

According to Sergei Garanin, today all the systems that ensure the operation of the channels of the laser installation are ready. The first module of 8 channels has already been launched. Scientists will start research from early next year.
  • Photos used: RFNC-VNIIEF
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  1. Cyril Online Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 10 December 2020 14: 20
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    Great, this is really good news.
  2. mark1 Offline mark1
    mark1 10 December 2020 14: 34
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    Now it would be good to develop a beam deflection system as a mobile option for protecting the borders of the Motherland.
    1. amateur Offline amateur
      amateur (Victor) 10 December 2020 15: 09
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      It was made in the USSR a long time ago.

      The complex of weapons for missile and anti-space defense "Terra-3" (abbreviated. KSV ABM and PKO "T-3" based on the laser, which was implemented in the framework of the Soviet program for the development of high-power laser weapons for the missile defense "Terra" in 2505-1965. (their most intense phase - until 1992)

      1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
        Kristallovich (Ruslan) 10 December 2020 16: 09
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        Don't confuse the combat laser with the exploration laser.
        1. amateur Offline amateur
          amateur (Victor) 10 December 2020 17: 47
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          Don't confuse the combat laser with the exploration laser.

          Which one is combat and which one is research? Moreover, I brought "Terra 3" in response to

          mark1 Today, 14: 34
          Now it would be good to develop a beam deflection system as a mobile option for protecting the borders of the Motherland.
          1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
            Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 13 December 2020 00: 16
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            Amateur

            Which one is combat and which one is research? Moreover, I brought "Terra 3" in response to ...

            This is a research laser, the power is incredibly huge but the operating time is picoseconds. Just to "warm up" a small amount of matter to or more temperatures like in the sun.
            Accordingly, these lasers have everything different and the design, technical solutions, dimensions, installation cost, cost of a shot are not suitable for a "combat" laser in any way.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 10 December 2020 17: 13
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    Our scientists would have more money and competent leaders, and our surprise will have no limit!
  4. aries2200 Offline aries2200
    aries2200 (aries) 10 December 2020 23: 44
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    Will they be able to shoot down satellites?