Posts tagged with "Lasers"

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Lab scientists develop next-generation NIF optics to boost energy and limit damage

April 6, 2017 -  
A new anti-reflective coating and a novel chemical process for laser optics, developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers, represents an important breakthrough in its effort to boost the energy of the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) 192 giant lasers, and cut the cost of...
For article Engineer wins scholarship for women veterans

Engineer wins scholarship for women veterans

March 23, 2017 -  
U.S. Marine veteran Destiny Goddu has spent her whole life working with machines. As a young girl growing up in Livermore, she helped her father, a mechanic, disassemble and rebuild car engines and tinkered with auto parts in the family garage. After joining the Marines, she worked on missile...
For article The softer side of NIF hohlraums

The softer side of NIF hohlraums

March 17, 2017 -  
Considering that nothing precious comes from an online retailer without protective padding, could precision laser targets also benefit from similar high-tech swaddling? So far the answer is yes, for a group of scientists developing new target technologies for NIF that are intended to neutralize...

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...
For article Recreating conditions inside stars in the laboratory with compact 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...