Day of Light 2023: Fusion energy in the spotlight
On May 16, 1960, a bright beam of light cuts through the air: the first laser is used in a U.S. laboratory. To celebrate this breakthrough as well as the importance of science and applications related to light, UNESCO established the International Day of Light on this date. Our modern world would be hard to imagine without laser technology. This technology could even help to secure our energy supply in the near future: with nuclear/laser fusion - and with the customized laser optics made of ultrapure fused silica from Heraeus Conamic.
Learn more about the developments in laser fusion with fused silica optics