Posts tagged with "Lasers"

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...

National Ignition Facility tops 400 shots in FY16

Sep. 26, 2016 -  
LIVERMORE, California – On Sept. 18, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) performed its 400th experiment of fiscal year (FY) 2016, meeting the year's goal several weeks early. In comparison, the facility completed 356 experiments in FY15 and 191 experiments in FY14. NIF is on track to complete 415...

NPS students work with Lab researchers

Aug. 4, 2016 -  
U.S. Army Capt. Drake Brewster sees his academic studies and Lab research of today preparing him for his career of tomorrow. A seven-year Army officer who is pursuing a career as a nuclear counterproliferation officer, Brewster is studying for his master’s degree in physics from the Monterey,...

NIF experiments study how ‘starstuff’ is made

Jul. 5, 2016 -  
When the renowned cosmologist Carl Sagan declared that “we are made of starstuff,” he wasn’t speaking metaphorically. As Sagan said in the TV series “Cosmos,” many of the elements in our bodies - “the nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood” - were forged in the...