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.
The call for proposals for the period June 2019 - May 2020 is now closed. The next call will open in September 2019.
If you have a proposal in mind, do not hesitate to contact a LULI researcher (according to the investigated scientific topic) in order to help you determining whether the experiment can be efficiently carried out at the facility.