“The atoms become like a moth, seeking out the region of higher laser intensity.” –Steven Chu
Sure, lasers are fascinating entities. By stimulating the right medium with the right conditions, you can induce the stimulated emission of radiation of the same exact wavelength in the same exact direction over and over again.
But is there a limit to the amount of energy that can be produced by a laser? And if so, what is that limit, and might it be overcome by future technological advances, or are we simply running up against a limit inherent to the laws of physics?
Hang on to your seats as a theoretical astrophysicist dives into the fantastic world of lasers!