About Joint Operations

Joint operations couple OMEGA 60 and two short-pulse OMEGA EP beams in the OMEGA target chamber to acheive 5 primary missions:

  • Extend HED research capabilities with high-energy and high-brightness backlighting
  • Perform integrated advanced-ignition experiments
  • Develop advanced backlighter techniques for HED physics
  • Staging facility for the NIF to improve its effectiveness
  • Conduct ultrahigh-intensity laser–matter interactions research

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