In physics, a pulse is a single disturbance that moves through a medium from one point to the next point.
The Pulsed energy projectile laser, commonly shortened to PEP laser, was a non-lethal form of weaponry. Originally designed for police units tasked with controlling riots, the PEP laser made use of a deuterium fluoride laser to incapacitate targets without causing serious, long-lasting injury. Effective against most medium-sized humanoids, when discharged the PEP laser emitted a loud shockwave of sound and light, and was capable of knocking an individual off of their feet and inflicting significant pain, enough so that further resistance would be an almost physical impossibility. Noting the usefulness the PEP laser would provide in capturing live prisoners of interest, the Galactic Republic chose to outfit the elite clone commandos of the Grand Army of the Republic's special forces with PEP laser attachments for their DC-17m blaster rifles during the Clone Wars. One commando by the name of Fi, noted that a shot from a PEP laser was similar to being struck with a flash-bang grenade and hit with several plastoid rounds in the chest at the same time. Victims of a PEP laser round were subject to severe bruising at and around the point of impact.[1]

Despite their unique makeup, PEP laser rounds could be deflected by a lightsaber as easily as normal blaster bolts.[2]

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