A light one billion times brighter than the surface of the Sun has now been created in a lab, making it the brightest light ever produced on Earth.
The record-breaking laser beam has revealed new properties of light, and it could be used in medical equipment or to create more powerful computer chips.
A group of physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln created the light by focusing a laser beam extremely intensely, bombarding a single electron with roughly 1,000 photons during each laser pulse. They then studied the properties of the light as it scattered from the electron.
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