Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



October 12, 2017

Spotlight on:

Efficiency Improvements

Automation Speeds and Smooths NIF’s Optics Recycle Loop

An ambitious automation initiative just announced by LLNL’s Optics Mitigation Facility can cut the time needed to repair damaged NIF optics from an average of 6.3 hours to just one hour. Read more...


Researchers Examine SLOS Camera

SLOS: Newest Fast Camera in the West

A new ultrafast diagnostic called the Single Line of Sight, or SLOS, camera brings a 60-fold increase in full-frame shutter-speed capability to the National Ignition Facility. Read more...
Cover of Optics & Photonics News

HAPLS Featured in Optics & Photonics News

The LLNL-developed High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) is the cover feature story in the October issue of Optics & Photonics News, published by the Optical Society of America (OSA). Read more...
Destiny Goddu Gives Keynote Speech

Sparking Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers

NIF engineering technician Destiny Goddu was the keynote speaker at the 2017 San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons Conference for girls in grades 6 to 12. Read more...
Chemist Prepares Anti-Reflective Coating

Anti-Reflective Coating for NIF Optics

LLNL Chemist Paul Ehrmann prepares an anti-reflective coating used to overcome energy-robbing reflections and limit damage from the rear surface of NIF’s grating debris shields. Read more...