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FPN04-63

OMEGA Laser Sets Target Shooting Record

October 18, 2004

During Fiscal Year 2004, a total of 1558 target shots were taken on the OMEGA laser facility at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics. This is a record high number of target shots for OMEGA in any year and the highest number of target shots ever taken in a single year by a comparable-sized inertial confinement fusion facility.

Over 50% of the shots were conducted for external users, including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, the Sandia National Laboratories, the Naval Research Laboratory, and other users.

The 60-beam OMEGA laser facility has produced over 10,000 target shots during a decade of operations beginning in FY 1995.

For further information contact:

seka@lle.rochester.edu
or
jsou@lle.rochester.edu