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 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.