Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dual-Purpose Positioner Gets Baptism of Fire

The first NIF target shot using the facility’s combination diagnostic inserter and target positioner was fired on Sept. 20.

New Tools for Smoothing Glass Optics

LLNL researchers are developing new techniques for cost-effectively reducing the surface roughness of optics used in high-energy laser systems.

Replacing a Grating Debris Shield

Technician replaces a grating debris shield in a NIF final optics assembly. Most damaged shields are remediated and returned to service.