Thulium-Doped Yttrium Lithium Fluoride High-Energy Laser Demonstrator

Thomas Spinka | 19-DR-009

Executive Summary

Using newly available technologies, we will develop and demonstrate a revolutionary high-energy laser architecture meant as an alternative to the architecture currently used at the National Ignition Facility. The new 1.9-micrometer laser wavelength and order-of-magnitude improvements in material properties will facilitate major cost and footprint advantages over conventional technology and enable new applications across the national security mission space.