Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has announced that it will begin construction on a laser irradiation facility to promote applied research into the world’s most powerful 100-joule class ultra-high-output, high-repetition-rate diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL).
The facility will be built on reclaimed land adjacent to the No. 1 Research Building at the company’s Industrial Research & Development Center, which is where efforts are based to develop high-power (several joule class) high-repetition DPSSL for laser nuclear fusion-based power generation.
The groundbreaking ceremony has already taken place and the facility is expected to be completed by October 2014.