Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, Palaiseau, France

Research centre dedicated to high-energy laser-matter interaction in the nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond regimes, LULI is currently operating the multi-beam LULI2000 laser facility, and its associate experimental areas, which provides unique opportunities to couple on target high-energy (up to the kJ) and high power (up to 200TW) light pulses. The experiments which are conducted there are mainly based on laser irradiation of solid or gaseous targets to produce high-energy-density matter at extreme temperature and pressure conditions, often in out-of-equilibrium regimes. The versatility of the facilities allows covering many fields of research, from fundamental plasma physics and inertial fusion sciences to laboratory astrophysics, planetary science or material sciences. In addition, a high-intensity pulsed magnetic field source is allowing studying magnetised plasmas. Laser-based secondary sources of high-energy particles and radiation are also investigated together with their applications for innovative diagnostic techniques, such as proton deflectometry or Kalpha radiography, or for warm dense matter production. Gas & solid target characterization laboratories and a large palette of state-of-the-art instrumentation is also offered to users (visible to x-ray streak cameras and CCDs, spectrometers, GOIs, pinholes...) as well as data processing systems. 

Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, CEA & Sorbonne University
Ecole Polytechnique, Paliseau cedex Palaiseau
TEL. +33169335300
call for proposals

The call for proposals for the period June 2019 - May 2020 is now open. The instructions, as well as the files to download, are given on the dedicated webpage. Notification of the final decision will occur before the end of the year. Available access will be granted on the basis of scientific merit and appropriateness to the facility.

A few weeks on the LULI laser facilities will be funded by the European Commission through the transnational access programme of LASERLAB-Europe. To apply to these weeks, users must usually satisfy nationality criteria. If eligible, they will be allocated facility access free of charge; adequate scientific, technical & logistic support will be provided and travel & living expenses will be covered. Pay attention to the fact that proposal submission is, in that case, done twice, first according to the nationaI access rules and second using the  LASERLAB-EUROPE Electronic Proposal Management System (please connect to the above-mentioned page and follow instructions: complete the online form and attach our application form, and not the LASERLAB one).

In addition to the scientific case, the applicant must send a completed configuration form to help the facility evaluating the feasibility of the proposal.

It is strongly recommended to contact a LULI researcher (according to the investigated scientific topic) before writing the final version of the proposal. He/she will be able to determine whether the experiment can be efficiently carried out at the facility and help completede the above-mentioned required configuration form; during the experiment, if selected, he/she will familiarize the applicant, and his/her team, with the operation procedures and provided diagnostics. A list of the contact persons is given on the website.
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