Lasers and Optical Science and Technology

Project Highlights


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Project Title Project Code Project Type Project Status
Beam-Combined Pulsed Fiber Lasers 21-ERD-004 Exploratory Research Continuing
Defects Suppression in Process-Optimized High Power and Energy Multilayer Dielectric Coated Optics 20-ERD-024 Exploratory Research Continuing
Energy Scaling of Thin-Disk Lasers 18-ERD-038 Exploratory Research Final
Exploring Fabrication of Ultra-low Absorption, Multilayer, Hafnium High Reflectors 21-FS-040 Feasibility Study Final
Extending the Reach of Extreme Ultraviolet Instruments: A New Method for Measuring the Refractive Index of Materials 20-FS-026 Feasibility Study Final
Freeform Optics 20-ERD-003 Exploratory Research Continuing
Germanium Photodiode Arrays for Hard X-Ray Imaging 19-ERD-001 Exploratory Research Final
Gestalt Optics: Three-Dimensional Transparent Ceramics 19-ERD-006 Exploratory Research Final
Glass Preforms for Next-Generation Fiber Lasers 20-ERD-012 Exploratory Research Continuing
Glass-Engraved Meta-Optics for High-Power Lasers 21-ERD-002 Exploratory Research Continuing
High-Energy Advanced Thermal Performance 20-ERD-006 Exploratory Research Continuing
Ionization-Based Optical Structures for the Control of Short-Pulse Lasers 21-LW-013 Lab-Wide Continuing
Local Energy Matter Interactions and Materials Response in Hypersonic Environments 21-SI-003 Strategic Initiative Continuing
Modelocked Oscillator with Planar Gaussian Optics 21-LW-062 Lab-Wide Continuing
Next-Generation Beam Quality for Deployed Laser Systems 20-ERD-046 Exploratory Research Continuing
Plasma Photonics: Manipulating Light Using Plasmas 18-ERD-046 Exploratory Research Final
Programmable Time-Varying Spectral Encoding for Advanced Control of High-Energy, High-Power Laser Systems 21-ERD-034 Exploratory Research Continuing
Revisiting the Critical Physics for Passing Energetic Laser Pulses through Air 21-ERD-052 Exploratory Research Continuing
Robust High-Power Diodes for Next Generation Laser Systems 21-SI-002 Strategic Initiative Continuing
The Physics of Confined Laser Ablation and Its Applications 19-ERD-027 Exploratory Research Final