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New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris

The first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power was inaugurated on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'.

New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
A worker of the Apollon project shows pulse amplifiers pieces during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
François Amiranoff, Apollon project director, shows pulse amplifiers during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
François Amiranoff, Apollon project director, shows pulse amplifiers during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
François Amiranoff, Apollon project director, shows pulse amplifiers during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
People work in the pulse compressor control room of the Apollon project during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
Workers gather in the pulse compressor control room of the Apollon project during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
François Amiranoff, Apollon project director, speaks to the press during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Apollon laser unveiled in Paris
People get in a shed of the Apollon project during the inauguration of the first world laser reaching a 5 petawatts power on September 29, 2019 at Paris-Saclay University, in Saclay, Paris suburbs. Apollon laser aims to 'beat off the limits of fundamental physics'. (AFP/Getty Images)