Program Objectives

National Laser Users’ Facility Grant Program Objectives

The primary purpose of the National Laser Users’ Facility (NLUF) is to provide facility time for university- and business-led high energy density experiments on the Omega Laser Facility at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.  Currently, approximately 15% of the Omega Facility time is devoted to NLUF.  Through this program, two of the world’s most powerful laser systems, OMEGA and OMEGA EP, are accessible to a broad community of academic and industrial research interests, for use:

  • As a tool for conducting basic research experiments in both low and high energy density physics and laser-matter interactions; and

  • In providing research experience necessary to maintain a cadre of trained scientists to meet the nation's future needs in these areas of science and technology.