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Stylized image shows a cryogenic target used for record-setting inertial fusion experiments at NIF. Credit: James Wickboldt

Peer-Reviewed Papers Highlight NIF’s Record

The scientific results of NIF’s record 1.35 megajoule experiment have been published in three peer-reviewed papers, one in Physical Review Letters and two in Physical Review E.


Video: 50 Years of LLNL Laser

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of LLNL’s laser programs into one division, which enabled cutting-edge research in inertial confinement fusion and high energy density science.

Beaming with Excellence

In 1972, LLNL created a unified laser program, enabling research that has led to a major fusion milestone. Science & Technology Review magazine’s cover story looks back at 50 years of history.

FDBL Optimized NIF Shot Efficiency

NIF used to rely on a measurement technique called long-delay backlighter. As tech and requirements evolved, a new technique was born: fiber-delay backlighter (FDBL).

Team on Mission to Build New Laser Tech

The team developing LLNL’s unique diode-pumped alkali laser are dedicated to their mission to enhance the nation’s safety and security.

NIF Welcomes 100,000th Visitor

When the 100,000th visitor to NIF walked through the door last month, there were no bells or whistles. But it was a monumental moment.