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

Family Celebrates Albert Simon's
Service to LLE

Albert Simon, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, has contributed much to the University of Rochester over the years—as a professor and chair of mechanical engineering and as a senior scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. His research in plasma physics has advanced our understanding of direct-drive laser fusion; he has inspired many graduate students to follow in his footsteps. So it was gratifying indeed when his family celebrated his 90th birthday with a donation to LLE that will be used to support its high school summer program. It is a fitting way to honor Al's many contributions. Read more . . .

Past Quick Shots

Around the Lab

An Enduring Partnership

Research scientists at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and physicists, chemists, and computer scientists at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo have enjoyed a dynamic and enduring partnership for close to 20 years, culminating in the formation of the Nuclear and Plasma Diagnostics Development Laboratory on the Geneseo Campus. Staffed by six faculty members and more than a dozen undergraduate students, the Laboratory engages in research projects on a part-time basis throughout the academic year and full-time during the summer months.