The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds LLE as part of its Stockpile Stewardship Program.
The Laboratory has a five-fold mission:
1. To conduct implosion experiments and basic physics experiments in support of the National Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program.
2. To develop new laser and materials technologies.
3. To provide graduate and undergraduate education in electro-optics, high-power lasers, high-energy-density physics, plasma physics, and nuclear fusion technology.
4. To operate the National Laser Users' Facility.
5. To conduct research and development in advanced technology related to high-energy-density phenomena.
University of Rochester - Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, New York
Univeristy of Rochester - Fusion Science Center, Rochester, New York