2019 Annual Report

The fiscal year ending September 2019 (FY19) comprised the first year of Laboratory for Laser Energetics work under the renewal U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA’s) Office of Experimental Sciences Inertial Confinement Fusion Cooperative Agreement No. DE-NA0003856. The Laboratory’s work is also sponsored by the New York State Energy Research Development Authority, and other federal agencies. This annual report summarizes work conducted under the Cooperative Agreement at LLE during FY19 including work on the Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and High-Energy-Density (HED) science campaigns; laser, optical materials, and advanced technology development; operation of the Omega Laser Facility for the ICF and HED Campaigns, the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF), the Laboratory Basic Science (LBS) Program, and other external users; and programs focusing on the education of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

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