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About LaserNetUS

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 research
Providing students and scientists with broad access to unique facilities
Fostering collaboration among researchers and networks from around the world

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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

Facilities

Meet our Facilities

With 10 high-intensity laser facilities at universities and other institutions across North America, LaserNetUS serves scientists in various regions.

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Colorado State University blue glow blue glow
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) blue glow blue glow
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University of Texas at Austin blue glow blue glow
University of Nebraska - Lincoln blue glow blue glow
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory blue glow blue glow
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Advanced Beam Laboratory

Colorado State University

Advanced Beam Laboratory
Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS)

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS)
Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center
Center for High Energy Density Science

University of Texas at Austin

Center for High Energy Density Science
Extreme Light Laboratory

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Extreme Light Laboratory
Jupiter Laser Facility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Jupiter Laser Facility
Laboratory for Laser Energetics: OMEGA EP

University of Rochester

Laboratory for Laser Energetics: OMEGA EP
Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC)

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Matter in Extreme Conditions (MEC)
Scarlet Laser Facility

Ohio State University

Scarlet Laser Facility
Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST)

University of Central Florida

Institute for the Frontier of Attosecond Science and Technology (iFAST)
Phoenix Laser Laboratory

University of California, LA

Phoenix Laser Laboratory
Michigan Target Research and Fabrication (MiTRF)

University of Michigan

Michigan Target Research and Fabrication (MiTRF)
Laboratory for Intense Laser-Matter Interaction Physics

University of Maryland

Laboratory for Intense Laser-Matter Interaction Physics

Mission

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.

Raspberry Simpson

Former Graduate Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Frances Kraus

Staff Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

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 

PhD Candidate, Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan

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).

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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!

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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 Hegelich

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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).

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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.

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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).

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