The University of Michigan as a laser called Zeus, which is the most powerful in the U.S. This is not the most powerful laser in the world, but apparently it will simulate a laser a million times as powerful as it is – I don’t know what this means.

3 petawatts is 3,000 times more powerful than the U.S. power grid,” she said.

But you don’t need this much raw power to shoot at Russians or Klingons. This laser will study “extreme plasmas, a state of matter in which the electrons have enough energy to escape atoms, creating a sea of charged particles. Nearly all of the seen universe is made of plasma. The sun is an example of a plasma.”

First light at the most powerful laser in the US

Univ. of Michigan’s ZEUS Will Be Most Powerful Laser in US