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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
The preamplifiers of the National Ignition Facility are the first step in increasing the energy of laser beams as they make their way toward the target chamber. NIF recently achieved a 500 terawatt shot - 1,000 times more power than the United States uses at any instant in time.

Photo by: Damien Jemison/LLNL |  VIRIN: 240131-D-BD104-003.JPG