Welcome to LLE

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology. LLE was established in 1970 as a center for the investigation of the interaction of intense radiation with matter. The National Nuclear Security Administration funds LLE as part of its Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Target being shot by a laser

Alumni Focus

Alumni Snapshot

Deepnarayan Gupta

Dr. Deepnarayan Gupta is the President of HYPRES' largest business division, Digital-RF Circuits and Systems, which produces the Advanced Digital-RF Receiver (ADR) and develops the underlying superconductor integrated circuits and cryogenic system integration technology for a variety of current and future applications. His doctoral research at LLE under the supervision of Prof. William Donaldson and Prof. Alan Kadin. involved the invention of an inductive opening switch built with high-temperature superconductor (HTS) thin films and triggered by short laser pulses


Quick Shot

Young Women's College Prep Visits LLE

Twenty students from the Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester (YWCP) visited LLE for the first time. LLE's Diversity Manager, Terry Kessler, invited this group to participate in demonstrations of optics, holography, and lasers. LLE graduate students provided tours of both the OMEGA 60 and OMEGA EP Laser Systems. These YWCP high school students are currently taking an optics course that was facilitated by the Optical System Technology department at the local Monroe Community College. Shown is the group with two of their instructors and four LLE graduate students. A presentation by a member of the YWCP Board of Trustees is shown in the lower left along with a visit to OMEGA EP in the lower right.

Past Quick Shots

Around the Lab

OMEGA Laser System Second
Line-of-Sight Project

Achieving controlled thermonuclear fusion, an energy source with the potential to provide a virtually unlimited source of clean energy, requires diagnostics to better understand the complex process that takes place in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments. Due to the 3-D nature of these experiments, measurements are needed over multiple orthogonal lines of sight to maximize the coverage required to infer 3-D performance metrics.