Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

February 26, 2019

We’ve created this new video animation to explain how the Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) laser works. ARC is an extremely powerful short-pulse laser that operates within LLNL’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser and enables researchers to probe and create extreme states of matter.

Visit the links below to learn more:

  • For information about the ARC laser and its recent experiments:

  • To learn about the chirped pulse amplification process that allows the ARC laser to operate:

  • To see a background video about how the NIF laser works:

—Dan Linehan
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