Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Materials for Laser Systems

Who we are

Our group develops and qualifies new materials and new materials processing and characterization techniques to support the optics and targets needs of advanced laser systems, such as the National Ignition Facility.

Meet our team and explore our focus areas below.

Polymer materials

Additively manufactured optics

Inorganic coatings and thin films

Optical finishing

Optical materials processing

Optical characterization

Materials processing using lasers

Cryogenic hydrogen

Laser-matter interactions and optical damage

Systems engineering

Target fabrication

Gratings and diffractive optics