Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Jeff Horner

Jeff Horner

Project Engineer
Advanced Photon Technologies
NIF & Photon Science

Jeffrey B. Horner is the project engineer for the High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), now under construction at LLNL for delivery to the European Extreme Light Infrastructure Facility in the Czech Republic. HAPLS will be the world’s highest average power petawatt laser system, capable of delivering energetic femtosecond laser pulses with 1015 watts of peak power at 10-Hz repetition rate.

Jeff joined LLNL in 1996 with previous experience in the aerospace and wind energy industries. He worked as project and design engineer for the following projects over nearly twenty years in the Lasers and NIF & Photon Science directorates: the Nova Petawatt Laser, NIF transport and handling universal and flashlamp canisters, NIF final optics, target and cryo engineering, NIF mechanical systems, and HAPLS. Since 2011 he has served as group leader for targets and optics engineering in the Laser Science Engineering and Operations Division.

Jeff received his BSME degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1989 and his MSME degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1991.