Lawrence Livermore-developed petawatt laser system installed at ELI Beamlines

Dec. 13, 2017- 
The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system was installed last week at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS -- the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system -- was designed, developed and constructed in only three years by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) NIF and Photon Science (NIF&PS)...

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 Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system.  With completion of this milestone, the system is ready for delivery and integration at the European Extreme...

Petawatt laser system passes a key milestone

Jan. 22, 2016- 
The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) under construction at LLNL recently achieved a key average power milestone more than two months ahead of schedule, and is now moving into the next phase in its development.The HAPLS high-energy diode-pumped solid-state pump laser, firing at a repetition rate of 3.3 Hz (3.3 shots per second), achieved 70 joules of infrared (1,053...

Lawrence Livermore deploys world's highest peak-power laser diode arrays

March 12, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed and commissioned the highest peak power laser diode arrays in the world, representing total peak power of 3.2 megawatts (MW).The diode arrays are a key component of the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), which is currently under construction at LLNL. When completed, the HAPLS laser system will be installed...

'Gigashot' laser installed for European project

March 9, 2015- 
A key component of the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) under construction at LLNL has been installed and commissioned. The new Gigashot-HE diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser system will be used as a pump source for one of HAPLS’ high-energy titanium-doped sapphire (Ti:Sapphire) amplifier stages.When commissioned to its full design performance, the HAPLS laser...

LLNL to play key role in 10 petawatt laser project

Oct. 8, 2014- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has once again been selected to support the development and construction of an ultra-intense laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines (ELI-Beamlines) in the Czech Republic.A consortium led by National Energetics Inc., in partnership with Ekspla UAB, was awarded the contract to construct the system, which will be the...

LLNL synchs up with ELI Beamlines on timing system

Aug. 27, 2014- 
 In 2013,Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore NationalSecurity LLC (LLNS), was awarded more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines facility (ELI-Beamlines), under construction in the Czech Republic.When commissioned to its full design performance, the laser...

Lawrence Livermore announces significant step in the construction of a next-generation ultra-high power laser system

Feb. 4, 2014- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. --Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded a major subcontract to FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH (based in Vienna, Austria) as part of the construction of a revolutionary high-power laser system for the European ELI-Beamlines science facility in the Czech Republic. LLNL is constructing the "High Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System" (HAPLS) for the...

Lawrence Livermore to build advanced laser system in Czech Republic

Sept. 17, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), through Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC (LLNS), has been awarded more than $45 million to develop and deliver a state-of-the-art laser system for the European Union's Extreme Light Infrastructure Beamlines facility ( ELI-Beamlines ), under construction in Dolni Brezany near Prague in the Czech Republic.Funds were...