About the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology.
The Rochester area has a history of innovation and provides a unique setting for LLE within a technologically sophisticated community.
The Laboratory was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter.
Map of LLE Building (password required)
The Laboratory has a five-fold mission:
- To conduct implosion experiments and basic physics experiments in support of the National Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) program.
- To develop new laser and materials technologies.
- To provide graduate and undergraduate education in electro-optics, high-power lasers, high-energy-density physics, plasma physics, and nuclear fusion technology.
- To operate the National Laser Users' Facility.
- To conduct research and development in advanced technology related to high-energy-density phenomena.