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Office of Inertial Confinement Fusion, Facilities

ICF operates a set of world-class experimental facilities to create HEDP conditions and to obtain quantitative data in support of its numerous stockpile stewardship-related activities.  To learn about three high energy experimental facilities and two small lasers that provide ICF capabilities, select the links below.

National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

OMEGA and OMEGA EP, University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics

Z Machine, Sandia National Laboratories

Two smaller lasers provide additional ICF capabilities.

Nike, Naval Research Laboratory

Trident, Los Alamos National Laboratory


Banner photo: Forty-eight final optic assemblies are symmetrically distributed around the upper and lower hemispheres of the target chamber (National  Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)