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ACCESS to the LULI FACILITY FOR LASER-MATTER INTERACTION EXPERIMENTS AT HIGHINTENSITY

Objective



LULI is the French National Civilian Facility for all research involving laser-matter interaction at high laser intensities. It has already been operating with success as a Large-Scale Facility within the HCM programme. The main installation is composed of (1) a high power (1 TW), high energy (0.6 kJ), six-beam, single pulse Neodymium glass laser, six experimental rooms, and the most up-to-date instrumentation for the experimental diagnostics. In the TMR programme. LULI will also give access to (2) an installation devoted to X-ray sources and calibration. and furthermore from mid-1996, to (3) a new ultra-high intensity short pulse laser chain. Among LULI's specific features are: its flexibility, its versatility, its high number of laser shots on target per week, the hosting of the European users by local teams of scientists.
LULI has strong research programmes involving laser-produced plasmas: fundamental plasma physics, laser fusion. X-ray laser, particle acceleration by laser, applications of laser induced shocks. CEA-Limeil, DRAL-Rutherford and LULI are the only Facilities in Europe that will be able to provide access to researchers in order to carry out experiments in all these domains. These three Facilities have decided to pursue their coordination already existing in the HCM programme in order to properly exploit their complementary aspects.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
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91128 Palaiseau
France