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

Quick Shot

John Soures Recognized by OLUG

John Soures, Manager of the National Laser Users Facility and Laser Basic Sciences, received recognition from the Omega Facility Users Group with a plaque given to him by the Steering Committee chair, Roberto Mancini, at the annual meeting.

Past Quick Shots
LLE Seminar Calendar

Seminar Calendar

is available here.
Users' Guide

The Omega
Laser Facility Users' Guide

is available for download here.

From the Director

27 June 2018


To Staff, Students, and Colleagues:


Senator Schumer met with NNSA Administrator Lisa Gordon-Hagerty last week. He reiterated his strong support for LLE, expressed his concern with the FY 2019 budget, highlighted his reaction by Congress to the FY 2019 budget, and urged her to finalize our Cooperative Agreement Renewal.


Please see the link below to read the Senator's press release discussing this important meeting.


The support of Congress has been tremendous!!

Thank you and best wishes,



Senator Schumer's Press Release discussing meeting with NNSA Administrator Gordon-Hagerty






For more information on contacting your congressional representatives, sample letters to congress, and letters of support, please follow this link.


Senator Schumer Visits to Show Support for LLE