The Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) provides a unique platform for the use of ultraintense and petawatt-class lasers to explore laser–matter interactions under extreme conditions. The JLF includes the Titan, Janus, Callisto, Europa, and COMET lasers and associated target chamber. Many experiments are carried out by collaborative teams from LLNL and other research institutions including universities as part of the JLF User Program.
The facility provides a high degree of experimental flexibility and high laser shot rates, and allows direct user operation of experiments. JLF missions are to support lab-wide research pertinent to LLNL programs, such as high-energy-density (HED) science, to promote collaborations with research institutions and universities (see Institute for Laser Science Applications), and to provide a stimulating environment for the training of young scientists with a special emphasis on the National Ignition Facility.