NSF ZEUS Laser Facility

Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System at the University of Michigan


Once completed, the ZEUS laser system will be the highest-power laser system in the US and will be among the highest-power lasers worldwide for the next decade.

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ZEUS will allow exploration of fundamental yet unanswered questions regarding non-linear quantum electrodynamics in relativistic plasmas, including quantum radiation reaction and electron-positron pair production mechanisms.

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Facility Access

ZEUS will operate as an NSF sponsored user facility, offering external users experimental access to advance science frontiers and enable discovery.


ZEUS to be the most powerful laser in the U.S.

A newly constructed University of Michigan facility that will be home to the most powerful laser in the United States is hosting its first experiment this week (Sept. 14)(AP video: Mike Householder)

ZEUS Town Hall- Call for Proposals

The status of the NSF ZEUS 3PW laser facility including target area configurations, user access information and information on the call for proposals.