Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Laser System Eli Beamlines
LLNL-developed Petawatt Laser System Fully Integrated, Operational at ELI Beamlines
After evaluation by an international peer review group, the L3-HAPLS has been declared fully integrated and operational at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic.
Petawatt Laser
Lawrence Livermore-developed Petawatt Laser System Installed at ELI Beamlines
The L3-HAPLS was installed at the ELI Beamlines Research Center in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS—the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system—was designed, developed and constructed in only three years by LLNL’s NIF and Photon Science Directorate and delivered to ELI Beamlines in June 2017.
Advanced Laser
Advanced Laser Promises Exciting Applications
HAPLS is designed to fire 10 times per second, which represents a major advancement over existing petawatt lasers and opens the door to new scientific discoveries.
HAPLS Control Room
Commentary by William H. Goldstein: A Powerful New Source of High-Energy Protons
For more than 40 years, Lawrence Livermore researchers have been developing cutting-edge laser systems, technologies, and optics. Today, the Laboratory is known internationally for designing, building, and reliably operating complex lasers that are aimed at advancing high-energy-density science, national security, inertial confinement fusion, and U.S. industrial competitiveness.

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“Lighting a New Era of Scientific Discovery,” Science & Technology Review (January/February 2014)