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Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser
Production information

Imperial Department of Military Research


Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser

Physical and technical specifications
Usage and history

Galactic Empire

The Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser was the type of superlaser used on the Death Stars.



The concave dish of the second Death Star's superlaser.

The first Death Star's superlaser had eight tributary beams arranged in a circle around the concave dish. The second Death Star's superlaser had nine tributary beams, eight arranged around the concave dish in an octagonal array encompassed by a circle and the other one in the middle. These tributary beams would then combine to form the main superlaser by the usage of an invisible forcefield in the shape of a cone. The eight tributary beams were themselves composed of eight smaller beams, which converged in one of the eight Superlaser Convergence Chambers, totaling 64 beam tubes.

Originally, the Death Star's superlaser could only fire at planets and capital ships and required at least 24 hours to recharge the superlaser. By the time the Death Star II was built, the superlaser was able to fire on large capital ships and required a much lower recharge time. The power source of the laser were special power crystals that the 501st Legion took from Mygeeto on the orders of Darth Sidious.


  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Appears in hologram)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Death Star (novel)
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Rebellion
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Battlefront II

Non-canon appearances

  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga


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