Posts tagged with "Lasers"


National Ignition Facility's dual-purpose positioner is proving its worth

Feb. 16, 2017 -  
While multitasking may be easy for some people (and perhaps hard for others), it can be a particular challenge for the highly specialized equipment used to carry out experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). But TanDM, NIF's new Target and Diagnostic Manipulator, is designed to do just...
Innovation Development Fund

Fund aids commercialization efforts

Feb. 14, 2017 -  
For three Lab engineers, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) commercialization fund has proven to be an oasis of assistance as they have sought to cross the legendary technology "valley of death." In technology transfer circles, there is a phase -- between when a technology is promising...

LLNL meets key milestone for delivery of world’s highest average power petawatt laser system

Feb. 2, 2017 -  
The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laborator y (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system. With...

Recreating conditions inside stars in the laboratory with compact lasers

Jan. 17, 2017 -  
Using compact lasers, a team including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has created pressures more than a billion atmospheres, equivalent to the pressure in the center of a star. These conditions of extreme pressure and energy density have previously been created in the...

Fusion Power Associates award for Joe Kilkenny

Dec. 16, 2016 -  
The Fusion Power Associates (FPA) Board of Directors has selected NIF Scientific Diagnostic Leader Joe Kilkenny to receive a 2016 Leadership Award. The award was presented at the FPA's 37th Annual Meeting and Symposium on "Fusion Power: An International Venture," held recently in Washington, D.C...

Chris Barty named IEEE Fellow

Dec. 14, 2016 -  
Chris Barty, chief technology officer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 's (LLNL) NIF & Photon Science Directorate , has been named a 2017 fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to ultrahigh-intensity lasers and the advancement of X-...

Researchers develop new amplifier that could double the capacity of fiber-optic cables

Dec. 13, 2016 -  
More than 3.4 billion people are connected to the Internet, placing ever-increasing demand on the telecom industry to provide bigger, better and faster bandwidth to users. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have taken an important step in addressing that need by developing a...

Ibo Matthews elected fellow of Optical Society

Nov. 9, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist Manyalibo (Ibo) Matthews has been elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). He was recognized by OSA for his "outstanding contributions and sustained leadership in the field of high-power laser-induced damage science, laser-material...

Scientists explore use of 3D printing to speed up target production for testing material strength

Oct. 20, 2016 -  
Advanced 3D printing promises to redefine manufacturing in critical industries such as aerospace, transportation and defense, and now, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is exploring the use of 3D printing to achieve unprecedented flexibility in producing "on-demand" targets for testing how...

Putting one foot in front of the other

Oct. 4, 2016 -  
In just under the time it would take to fly around the world two times -- 85 hours -- Justin Galbraith ran and hiked more than 200 miles to cross the finish line of the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run. Fighting blisters on every toe, temperatures ranging from the 40s to the 80s and sleeping only three...