500TW Laser

It is the most powerful laser available in Canada. With a peak power above 500 TW, the beam can be focused on solid or gas targets with an extremely high-field intensity. Laser-matter interactions in such conditions lead to the generation of secondary sources with unique properties.


Central wavelength: 800nm
Pusle repetition rate: 2.5Hz
Energy per pulse: up to 10J
Pulse duration: 20fs
Beam diameter: 170mm
Picosecond contrast: 1 x 10-12