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

Construction on I-390 and I-590 near the lab continues (shown in orange here). Updates available from the NYS Department of Transportation Road Construction Near LLE

Quick Shot

Jake Bromage Elected OSA Senior Member

Senior Scientist Jake Bromage, Group Leader for Laser Technology Development, was chosen as Senior Member by the Board of Directors of The Optical Society of America (OSA). This distinction provides well-established individuals recognition for their experience and professional accomplishments within the field of optics and photonics. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Optical Society is the leading professional home to 270,000 accomplished scientists, engineers, students, and entrepreneurs.

Past Quick Shots

Around the Lab

Laser and Target Area System Developed for the Dynamic Compression Sector

The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) developed a 100-J UV laser and target area system for the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) located at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. This new research facility is operated by Washington State University (WSU) under sponsorship from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LLE partnered with Logos Technologies to develop and build the high-energy laser, which is suitable for a broad range of applications. The APS is a state-of-the-art user facility dedicated to dynamic compression science, a field that researches materials under extreme conditions.