Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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Developing Lightweight Optics for Space 2013 January Jerry Britten Fabricating a large-aperture transmissive diffractive optic for DARPA’s Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) space telescope. PDF

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On the Path to Ignition 2013 March John Lindl In their quest to bring “star power” to Earth, researchers at NIF have worked over the past 18 months to produce states of matter never before achieved in a laboratory setting. PDF

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Making a Better Photonic Crystal Fiber 2013 April/May Jay Dawson Scientists have succeeded in fabricating ribbonlike photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) using a fiber fabrication facility within the NIF Directorate and using them to create optical lasers, amplifiers, and oscillators. PDF

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A Diamond Mystery 2013 July/August Ray Smith Researchers use laser ramp compression to compress diamond samples to almost four times their normal density. PDF

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Dawn of a New Era of Scientific Discovery 2012 January/February Ed Moses NIF is maturing rapidly as an experimental facility and emerging as a premier capability for fundamental science. PDF

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At the Frontiers of Fundamental Science Research 2012 January/February Chris Keane By focusing NIF’s 192 laser beams onto a variety of targets, scientists for the first time can create extreme states of matter, replicating conditions that occurred during the big bang. PDF

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