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  • Named after the Greek goddess of victory, the Nike facility includes the world's largest krypton fluoride (KrF) laser. Nike was developed primarily to investigate interactions of high intensity KrF light with matter. The target facility is well equipped for experiments on laser generated shocks,...
  • Two glass laser systems make up the Omega Laser Facility: the 60-beam, 30kJ UV OMEGA laser that has been operational since 1995, and the OMEGA EP addition with four new beamlines that was completed in 2008. Each of OMEGA EP’s beamlines can deliver 6.5 kJ UV to one side of a target. Two of the...
  • The Z Machine is a pulsed power driver that delivers enormous power in a short duration pulse to a small complex target at the center of the large (34 meters in diameter) accelerator.  Pulsed power technology is used to store 20 megajoules of electrical energy over a period of minutes and...
  • The construction of the 192-beam 1.8 MJ UV NIF, the world’s most energetic laser, was completed in March 2009. Current experiments are focusing on using the NIF laser and other ICF high energy density facilities leading to demonstrate fusion ignition and thermonuclear burn in the laboratory....
  • The Trident glass laser system consists of three high-energy beams that can be delivered to two independent target experimental areas. Its long-pulse capabilities have led to innovations in unique loading techniques for material dynamics research. Its short pulse capability includes very high...
  • The Office of ICF provides experimental capabilities and scientific understanding in high energy density physics (HEDP) necessary to ensure a safe, secure, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile without underground testing.  The demonstration of laboratory ignition and its use to support the...
  • There are a wide variety of reports that address the world class research and experiments in ICF being performed on behalf of the U.S. ICF Program and stockpile stewardship. Some of these reports are listed below: Advancing the Science of High Energy Density Laboratory Plasmas, U.S. Department of...
  • 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...