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Is laser light likely to be more or less energetic than sunlight?

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Answered 2007-02-22 14:40:08

If you mean the intensity, lasers win by a huge margin. The average solar flux at the top of the atmosphere is 0.1367 W/cm2. Commonly available industrial lasers can hit 5000 W/cm2. The attached link describes reaching a flux of 0.7 x 10^22 W/cm2.

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