Topic: Lasers and Optics

The second article in a series about the Lab's stockpile stewardship mission highlights computational models, parallel architectures, and data science techniques.

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The first article in a series about the Lab's stockpile stewardship mission highlights the roles of computer simulations and exascale computing.

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The latest generation of Livermore’s workhorse laser physics code promises full integration across research and operations applications.

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The latest generation of a laser beam–delay technique owes its success to collaboration, dedication, and innovation.

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As group leader and application developer in the Global Security Computing Applications Division, Jarom Nelson develops intrusion detection and access control software.

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Upgraded with the C++ programming language, VBL provides high-fidelity models and high-resolution calculations of laser performance predictions.

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The early-March event was the third annual WiDS Livermore event, featuring speakers, a career panel, mentoring, and a livestream.

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Laser-fusion researchers have turned to machine-learning techniques to seek the combinations of laser pulse characteristics and target design needed to optimize target implosions for ICF.

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Jorge Castro Morales likes having different responsibilities at work. He says, “I’m honored to be working with a diverse team of multidisciplinary experts to resolve very complex problems on a daily basis.”

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Highlights include debris and shrapnel modeling at NIF, scalable algorithms for complex engineering systems, magnetic fusion simulation, and data placement optimization on GPUs.

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When computer scientist Gordon Lau arrived at Lawrence Livermore more than 20 years ago, he was a contractor assigned to a laser isotope separation project.

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The NIF Computing team plays a key role in this smoothly running facility, and computer scientist Joshua Senecal supports multiple operational areas.

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This first-principles simulation method models the interaction of laser light with diffraction gratings, giving scientists a powerful tool to predict the performance of a laser compressor.

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