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

Dynamic Compression Sector

Dynamic Compression Sector Laser

Through funding from Washington State University, LLE is constructing the Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) laser, which will ultimately be housed in the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. The DCS laser will be a 100-J tool for shock-physics experiments to be carried out at a first-of-a-kind user facility dedicated to dynamic compression science.

Past Quick Shots

Around the Lab

Custom-Printed Circuit Board Development by LLE's Electronics and Controls Engineering Group

The 24 engineers and technicians who form the Electronics and Controls Engineering Group at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics have procured new equipment to efficiently construct custom-printed circuit boards (PCB's). Custom PCB prototypes, which are applied to laser-fusion research, can be designed, assembled, documented, tested, and corrected in-house in just a matter of days.

Here, Senior Manufacturing Engineer Joe Romano is shown using an automated Manncorp 7722FV pick-and-place machine to assemble PCB's for the solid-state Pockels-cell driver.