In July 2004 work started on a new dual-beam Ti:S PW laser facility at RAL. Intensities of between 1022 and 1023 Wcm-2 per beam are anticipated. We will describe this and the new science expected.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
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