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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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facilities

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experiments performed

1256

members

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
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory blue glow blue glow
University of Texas at Austin blue glow blue glow
University of Nebraska - Lincoln blue glow blue glow
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Ohio State University 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)

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.

Science and Technolgy

Advancing the frontiers of laser-science research

Access and Workforce

Providing students and scientists with broad access to unique facilities and enabling technologies

Networking and Collaboration

Fostering collaboration among researchers and networks from around the world

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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Jun 27, 2022   Publications

A laser parameter study on enhancing proton generation from microtube foil targets

J. Strehlow, J. Kim, M. Bailly-Grandvaux, S. Bolaños, H. Smith, A. Haid, E. L. Alfonso, C. Aniculaesei, H. Chen, T. Ditmire, M. E. Donovan, S. B. Hansen, B. M. Hegelich, H. S. McLean, H. J. Quevedo, M. M. Spinks and Farhat N. Beg, Sci. Rep. 12, 10827 (2022).

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Jun 21, 2022   Past Events

Basic Research Needs Workshop on Inertial Fusion Energy

Register now as an Attendee to participate in a series of plenary sessions on June 21 on Inertial Fusion Energy in the U.S.

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Apr 22, 2022   Awarded Experiments

LaserNetUS Cycle 4 Experiments Announced

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Apr 20, 2022   Publications

Transient Relativistic Plasma Grating to Tailor High-Power Laser Fields, Wakefield Plasma Waves, and Electron Injection

Q. Chen, D. Maslarova, J. Wang, S. X. Lee, V. Horny, and D. Umstadter. Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 164801, (2022).

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Apr 9, 2022   Publications

Enhancement of high energy X-ray radiography using compound parabolic concentrator targets

P. M. King, D. Rusby, A. Hannasch, N. Lemos, G. Tiwari, A. Pak, S. Kerr, G. Cochran, I. Pagano, G. J. Williams, S. F. Khan, M. Aufderheide, A. Kemp, S. Wilks, A. Macphee, F. Albert, B.M. Hegelich, M. Downer, M. Manuel, Z. Gavin, A. Haid, and A. Mackinnon. High Energy Density Phys. 42, 100978, (2022).

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Mar 17, 2022   Past Events

White House Summit: Developing a Bold Decadal Vision for Commercial Fusion Energy

Mar. 17, 2022 from 10AM - 1PM ET | Fusion energy leaders from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholder groups gather to showcase progress made and have inclusive conversations about an updated fusion strategy.

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