Pulsed Light can deliver peak energies 100,000 times higher than the sun's intensity on the earth's surface! Why does this work better than continuous light? Because Pulsed Light delivers more photons faster at lower temperatures.
This is analogous to penetrating a block of wood with a nail: one could press a nail into the wood with a finger for 10 seconds without effect, or exert the same amount of energy and drive the nail instantaneously into the wood with a single strike of a hammer. Pulsed Light, like the hammer, delivers light at high peak power for deep penetration.
Pulsed Light is high-energy light delivered in incredibly short periods of time. It’s a simple concept with profound ramifications, because it means we can produce extremely large amounts of energy, up to 1 megawatt, while generating very little heat. As a result, Pulsed Light can be used in a wide range of applications where high energy is needed, but high temperatures would damage the materials involved. This has led to breakthroughs in many industries, from optical discs to semiconductors.