MAGMA 500, The First Diode-Pumped Terawatt Laser Ever Built by Amplitude / en attente MAJ fiche produit

Answering to a demand from ELI center based in Hungary, Amplitude teams in Pessac spent four years developing the technology behind our high-energy MAGMA diode-pumped Ytterbium lasers,

This development also draws on Amplitude expertise in large Ti:Sa lasers and precise synchronization. We achieved less than 4 fs synchronization between ARCO and MAGMA oscillators. This unique specification is a must for advanced time-resolved experiments.



This new MAGMA500 laser broadens our portfolio of high energy Ytterbium laser. The MAGMA 500 reaches an energy of 520mJ, with a pulse duration of 435fs, at a repetition rate of 50Hz.

This unique Terawatt laser will advance many scientific applications, such as intense Terahertz pulses for electron acceleration, magnetism in new materials, etc. It is entirely driven by a control system, common to big projects related to our Pulsar and Premiumlite product ranges.

“The constant efforts of this team have resulted in the design of the world’s first laser Terawatt -1.2TW- pumped by diode” says Emilien Gontier


This ambitious project would not have been possible without the ELI-HU contract.

The first unit has been manufactured in Pessac and is today on its way to the ELI-ALPS facility in Szeged, Hungary, where Amplitude’s Petawatt Ti:Sa laser is now being commissioned. (cf. Newsletter #3).

“Despite the COVID pandemic, the Factory Acceptance Test has been remotely conducted via a video link with the customer. Its successful completion is a deserved recognition of the team’s hard work and courage in addressing this high technological challenge.” congratulates Antoine Courjaud.