By bringing all elements into place, Beamlet
could be connected to Sandia's Z-Accelerator, an extremely powerful device that would then be used to produce x-ray images of infinitesimally small explosions resembling fusion reactions.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory originally built the Beamlet
laser to serve as the scientific prototype of the National Ignition Facility.
To study the emittance growth of beam merging, the LBNL scientists injected 119 beamlets
into an electrostatic quadrupole channel.
Parallel-scan, microlaser-based, direct-write displays employ a scan architecture in which multiple beamlets
of light are modulated and then scanned in parallel.
The grids create thousands of exhaust beamlets
as the ions pass through the screens.