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.
Laser's 50th Anniversary
SPIE interview with LLE Director Dr. Robert L. McCrory
Road Construction Near LLE
I-390 Corridor Overhaul: With the completion of the Kendrick Road traffic circle and the on/off ramps for I390S, attention this
Spring shifts to the construction of new on ramps for I390N at Kendrick Road and Route 15 (shown in orange here).
Updates available from the NYS Department of Transportation
NIF X-Ray Spectrometer
In preparation for the OMEGA calibration shots, the NIF x-ray spectrometer (NXS) is shown with the development team consisting of Sean Regan, Milt Shoup, Mark Bedzyk, Chad Abbott, and Tim Clark.
Funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, this time-resolved x-ray spectrometer for the National Ignition Facility was designed, fabricated, and calibrated by LLE through a contract with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Omega Laser Facility Reaches its 25,000th Target Shot
The Omega Laser Facility recently completed its 25,000th experiment to create and study extreme states of matter. This achievement
was noted by NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Don Cook who underscored the important role [LLE] plays in advancing NNSA's mission
of "maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing." "It has made significant contributions
to the Stockpile Stewardship Program," said Cook. "The Laboratory operates Omega as a very effective user facility. I congratulate the Omega
team on this accomplishment and thank LLE for its sustained contributions to the stockpile mission."