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Laser Focus World: December 13, 2022
Meet ZEUS, the highest-power laser in the U.S.Dr. Anatoly Maksimchuk describes Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System (ZEUS), the most powerful laser in the U.S., in a short recorded interview
Laser Focus World: October 17, 2022
University of Michigan fires up ultrafast, ultrapowerful ZEUS laserLaser Focus World highlights Michigan’s ZEUS laser, the most powerful laser in the U.S., which features chirped-pulse amplification and a multi-laser beam capability.
Detroit News: September 23, 2022
University of Michigan will soon debut its new ZEUS laser beamThe Detroit News publishes a photo spread of the ZEUS facility preparing to begin operations.
Associated Press: September 15, 2022
Univ. of Michigan’s ZEUS will be most powerful laser in USZEUS is a 3 petawatt laser. And “3 petawatts is 3,000 times more powerful than the U.S. power grid,” said Louise Willingale, Assoc. Director of the laser facility.
First light soon at the most powerful laser in the USThe ZEUS laser at the University of Michigan has begun its commissioning experiments
Anatoly Maksimchuk recognized for his achievements in high-intensity lasers and laser-plasma interactionBuilding on decades of groundbreaking research, Maksimchuk is a key member of the team building the $20M laser facility known as ZEUS
U-M to become Mount Olympus with ZEUS, the most powerful laser to be built in the U.S.
The three-petawatt system could unlock secrets of the universe, advance cancer treatments, improve security screenings for nuclear threats, and much more.
Six ECE Faculty Selected for 2013-14 College of Engineering AwardsCongratulations to the following ECE Faculty recipients of 2013-14 College of Engineering Awards:
Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS
Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.
Using HERCULES to probe the interior of dense plasmas
Thanks to HERCULES, scientists are now able to study very dense plasmas — a crucial step in nuclear fusion and astrophysical research.