Three laser beams are available in this experimental area - the ns NORTH beam, the ps SOUTH beam [pico2000 configuration] and the ns blue beam - according to a fixed irradiation geometry. The MILKA target chamber is a spherical vacuum vessel, with a diameter of around 2m. The vacuum inside can be pushed down to 10-2 mbar (10-4 Pa) in 30 minutes. As the SOUTH beam is operated in the ps regime, the room is radioprotected and radiologically controlled thanks to implementation of dosimeters in strategic places.
A target lab is available at the LULI laboratory.
Its main function is to provide the necessary skills to manufacture and characterize targets used for the experiments on the LULI laser facilities. Various designs and aspects are studied, ranging from simple sheets of solid materials to liquid or gaseous