Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Scientist preparing experiment outside of contained firing tank

Femtosecond Laser

HEAF's Femtosecond Laser is used to machine high explosives for experiments to ensure the U.S. nuclear stockpile remains safe and secure. The laser, which provides precision pulses at billionths of a millionth of a second, helps scientists gain insight in materials research and plasma physics. Femtosecond pulses also allow scientists to observe condensed-phase dynamics such as crack formation, phase separation and rapid fluctuations in the liquid state.

Work for Government Agencies

HEAF has a long standing tradition of supporting government agencies involved in national defense and homeland security. Operated by DOE/NNSA, LLNL with security credentials that extend through DoD Top Secret. If your organization needs HEAF's expertise in high explosives and energetic materials research, please contact the program leader below.

Work for Industrial Partners

LLNL has programs that enable Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with interested industrial partners. If your company is interested in such an arrangement then please contact theprogram leader below:

Dr. Randall L. Simpson
Mail Code L-160
Associate Program Leader
Weapons and Complex Integration
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551-0808

Phone: (925) 423-0379
Fax: (925) 423-5016
E-mail: simpson5@llnl.gov