Welcome to LLE

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.

Target being shot by a laser
Office of the Director

Laser's 50th Anniversary

SPIE interview with LLE Director
Dr. Robert L. McCrory

Road Construction Near LLE

I-390 Corridor Overhaul:
Construction of new on ramps for I390N at Kendrick Road and Route 15 (shown in orange here) continues. Updates available from NYS Department of Transportation Road Construction Near LLE


Quick Shot

Pump-Laser Adaptive Optics

Optical parametric amplifier (OPA) output-beam quality is sensitive to the pump-beam profile. Leva McIntire investigates optimizing OPA performance using programmable beam shaping with spatial light modulators to improve pump beams. Here, she aligns a phase corrector to a spatial light modulator for laser beam-shaping experiments in the Laser Development Lab.

Past Quick Shots

Around the Lab

Robert L. McCrory Appointed University Professor and Riccardo Betti Named Robert L. McCrory Professor

At an installation ceremony on 3 April, Dr. Robert L. McCrory, University Vice President and Vice Provost, and CEO and Director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was appointed University Professor. Professor Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor.

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