Boeing Successfully Fires 25 kW Solid-State Laser Weapons

Only 25 kW?

Boeing has just tested its new thin-disk laser, the most powerful solid-state laser ever made. It fires at over 25 kilowatts, with the scalability proven to go up to a 100 kilowatt laser in the coming years.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2008/q2/080603a_nr.html

http://www.thinklasers.com/spyder-series-blue-lasers.html

Okay .. these lasers are HELLA expensive but they produce power wavelengths … Look at what this dude did with a red laser diode …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgJ0EpxjZBU

If you could provide those blue joints with enough amps they would drill holes in glass and steel at a distance .. i think.

Heh .. maybe paper ;)

Speaking of DIY DE weapons … check this out.