Vailhem OP t1_j1zn2lp wrote

They're using lasers to increase the density of the material they're beaming it into until it becomes so dense that it heats up to the point of becoming a plasma and shaping that plasma in such a way that it becomes mirror-like for electrons.

It's fascinating.

Per the application, the article nor paper state application and to speculate would simply be one application of what could evolve into an 'infinite' amount.

There's really know way to know the answer to such a broad and, ultimately, loaded question.. and, as such, it's possibly better simply to see it as yet-another breakthrough in both the understanding & abilities of laser physics.. of which 'countless' applications are seemingly being discovered as laser physics continues to evolve.