Gemini, CLF

 

 

Gemini Laser Facility, RAL, UK

 

With a recent £3M grant the exisitng Astra laser facility has been upgraded to a dual beam 0.5 PW facility, making it the highest intensity laser in the world. The dual beam nature would make it completely unique, enabling new and ground breaking experiments to be performed. Each beam would be independently configurable and focusable to ~1022 Wcm-2 and crucially the system would be capable of firing once every minute, offering a completely new experimental approach to ultra high intensity physics research at a high repetition rate.