The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), more commonly known as the Laser Lab, is a research lab that has pioneered major discoveries in the technologies of lasers and optics. Specifically, the lab has developed an international reputation for work in laser fusion.
The lab is located on East River Road, just down the road from Southside Living Center. It is easily accessible by bus or car.
LLE was established in 1970 when scientists were seeking a place to conduct research that would not be possible anywhere else. The basis for the creation of the center was to investigate the interaction of intense radiation with matter, an aim which they have continued to forward over the past 37 years.
The objectives of the lab are to forward basic research to aid corporations in their quest for new technologies. LLE provides a place for that research to take place, working alongside companies that may benefit from the research.
LLE encourages competition; in fact, the lab is known for not only advancing new technologies, but also for responding to market forces by quickly and efficiently creating the technologies that may be applied for real world uses.
Recently, strides have been made toward helping the lab to grow. A new facility that will house a laser system is called the OMEGA EP. Installation of the hardware systems of the interior is now beginning. This system will future science’s knowledge of laser systems and their multiple uses.
The major research system in the Lab is the OMEGA laser system. This huge system is about 100 meters long and 10 meters tall. The scientists at LLE use advanced procedures with the objective of someday harnessing the immense potential energy of the ocean for power.
This research has had and will continue to have a great impact on the world in which we live. A new source of power is something that the world’s leading scientists are striving towards, with some of the most important research occurring at our own Laser Lab.
In fact, the main focus of the lab is to study the possible use of inertial confinement fusion as an inexhaustible source of energy. In today’s world, this obviously is something that will not only be useful but also necessary.
Some recent research that the Lab has conducted includes a study on electron transport modeling for inertial confinement fusion, target experiments of Cryogenic DT and work with a high-contrast pulse shape generator.
These are cutting-edge experiments that are renowned in the world of research. All of these things are contributing to the overall goal of LLE to contribute to the market and the world in general.
In addition to groundbreaking contributions to the field of fusion research, the Laser Lab provides educational opportunities for students. High school, undergraduate and graduate college students have obtained invaluable research experience and training at the lab.
The Laser Lab has seen many successful scientists develop and grow out of their training. Great contributions to the field of science have been made as a result of the training provided by the Laser Lab.
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is a distinguished laboratory that has made innumerable contributions to the fields of optics and lasers. The Laser Lab is looking to expand, and we can expect more great things from it.
Myers is a member of the class of 2009.