The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media:
War.163.com says in its report “China has made the world’s most powerful laser” that “China has made a major breakthrough in developing the core part of a great-power laser, the semiconductor laser stack with the highest power density in the world. It means that China will be invincible in a future star wars with high-powered laser weapons.”
In 2010, China marketed its laser stacks on the world market at a price lower than main-stream products abroad but with five times greater power.
In 2013, China surprised the world by displaying the indium-free technology developed by China’s top laser scientist Liu Xingsheng in a world exhibition.
The report shows some photos of the laser stacks and the laboratory that developed the stacks but few details about the stacks.
It says that the top scientist in charge of the research, Liu Xingsheng, gave up his job with an annual salary of US$1 million in the United States to come back to work for China in 2008.
The report says that to some extent China still lags behind the United States in laser technology, but that China should thank the United States for teaching and training wonderful scientists and engineers for China to catch up with and even surpass the United States.
Source: war.163.com “China has made the world’s most powerful laser” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
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