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LaserNetUS Encourages Submission of LCLS-MEC Proposals for IFE-Relevant Research by Feb. 21, 2024
MEC is offering its full optical plus X-ray laser capabilities during LCLS Run 23.
What is Collaborative Science? Benefits of Science Collaboration
Collaborative science is the only way to handle large scientific projects. Here are some definitions, types, and examples of collaborative science in practice.
From Qubits to Potential Cancer Treatments: Laser Upgrade Opens New Research Possibilities
A new addition to the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Center means researchers can explore extreme plasmas, radiation biology, materials for quantum computers, and beyond.
LaserNetUS is a scientific ecosystem established by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance and promote Intense Ultrafast Laser Science and applications
Advancing the frontiers of laser-science researchProviding students and scientists with broad access to unique facilitiesFostering collaboration among researchers and networks from around the world
Interested in conducting an experiment at one of our facilities? LaserNetUS accepts proposals from scientists in a wide range of fields.
Next Deadline: Mar. 29, 2024 4pm PT
Meet our Facilities
With 10 high-intensity laser facilities at universities and other institutions across North America, LaserNetUS serves scientists in various regions.
Colorado State University
Advanced Beam Laboratory
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center
University of Texas at Austin
Center for High Energy Density Science
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Extreme Light Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Jupiter Laser Facility
University of Rochester
Laboratory for Laser Energetics: OMEGA EP
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC)
Ohio State University
Scarlet Laser Facility
University of Central Florida
Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST)
University of California, LA
Phoenix Laser Laboratory
University of Michigan
Michigan Target Research and Fabrication (MiTRF)
University of Maryland
Laboratory for Intense Laser-Matter Interaction Physics
Making an impact
LaserNetUS is a consortium of high power laser facilities around the U.S. that have been funded by DOE FES to dedicate a fraction of their operational time to supporting user experiments awarded through LaserNetUS.
As a graduate student, LaserNetUS has been crucial for both providing me with the means to obtain my thesis data and also the training and expertise from the network of scientists, engineers and staff at these premier laser facilities. I’m very grateful for the access I’ve been able to have at these consortium of laser laboratories and also the opportunity to learn about the exciting research being done at each facility at the annual LaserNetUS meeting.
Access and Workforce
Providing students and scientists with broad access to unique facilities and enabling technologies
LaserNetUS was invaluable for completing my PhD research in plasma physics from Princeton. The creation of the network not only gave us access to high-quality lasers with capabilities exactly tailored to our goals, but also let me submit a successful proposal as a student researcher. Data from our campaign at Colo. State University made it possible for me to write my thesis and start off a career in high-density plasma physics.
Networking and Collaboration
Fostering collaboration among researchers and networks from around the world
Mario D. Balcazar
LaserNetUS provided me with the resources I needed to complete my doctoral research at premier national laboratories. The nature of the organization allows scientists to conduct experiments across a variety of world-class laser facilities, propelling common knowledge and highlighting the fundamental pillar of collaboration in scientific discovery.
Enabling the Private Sector
To create a better and brighter world through innovation and use of intense lasers
News, Events & Publications
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Dec 20, 2023 Publications
Flexible tape-drive target system for secondary high-intensity laser-driven sources
G. Zeraouli, D. A. Mariscal, R. Hollinger, S. Zahedpour Anaraki, E. N. Folsom, E. Grace, D. Rusby, M. P. Hill, G. J. Williams, G. G. Scott, B. Sullivan, S. Wang, J. King, K. K. Swanson, R. A. Simpson, B. Z. Djordjevic, S. Andrews, R. Costa, B. Cauble, F. Albert, J. J. Rocca, and T. Ma (2023).Read more
Dec 8, 2023 News
X-ray Free Electron Lasers: What Are They and How Do They Work?
X-ray lasers allow scientists to observe ultrafast chemical reactions and behavior of atoms in real-time. Read more to learn about this amazing technology!Read more
Dec 7, 2023 Publications
The acceleration of a high-charge electron bunch to 10 GeV in a 10-cm nanoparticle-assisted wakefield accelerator
Constantin Aniculaesei, Thanh Ha, Samuel Yoffe, Lance Labun, Stephen Milton, Edward McCary, Michael M. Spinks, Hernan J. Quevedo, Ou Z. Labun, Ritwik Sain, Andrea Hannasch, Rafal Zgadzaj, Isabella Pagano, Jose A. Franco-Altamirano, Martin L. Ringuette, Erhart Gaul, Scott V. Luedtke, Ganesh Tiwari, Bernhard Ersfeld, Enrico Brunetti, Hartmut Ruhl, Todd Ditmire, Sandra Bruce, Michael E. Donovan, Michael C. Downer, Dino A. Jaroszynski, Bjorn Manuel HegelichRead more
Nov 30, 2023 Publications
Nanoscale reshaping of resonant dielectric microstructures by light-driven explosions
Maxim R. Shcherbakov, Giovanni Sartorello, Simin Zhang, Joshua Bocanegra, Melissa Bosch, Michael Tripepi, Noah Talisa, Abdallah AlShafey, Joseph Smith, Stephen Londo, François Légaré, Enam Chowdhury, and Gennady Shvets (2023).Read more
Nov 30, 2023 News
Kramer Akli elected as Fellow of Optica
This prestigious recognition is a testament to his outstanding contributions to research, business, education, engineering, and dedicated service to Optica and our global community.Read more
Nov 27, 2023 Publications
Ambient-temperature liquid jet targets for high-repetition-rate HED discovery science
F. Treffert, G.D. Glenn, H.-G.J. Chou, C. Crissman, C.B. Curry, D.P. DePonte, F. Fiuza, N.J. Hartley, B. Ofori-Okai, M. Roth, S.H. Glenzer, and M. Gauthier (2022).Read more
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