Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

New Sapphire Etching Process

A chemical process designed to protect NIF’s fused-silica optics was modified to provide the same benefit for sapphire optics, wafers, windows, and cones. Learn more »

Video: NIF-JLF User Group 2020 Meeting

We asked attendees to tell us why the annual conference is important for their work and for the future of high energy density science.
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Diagnosing Laser Performance

At Photonics West, LLNL physicists outlined two techniques to diagnose NIF’s laser performance at full energy and power during ignition-relevant conditions. Learn more »