LasernetUS Call For Proposals

Proposals for access to the LaserNetUS facilities will be accepted via a web-based proposal system until 4:00 p.m. PST Friday, September 6, 2019. 

This call is for experiments to be fielded between January and December 2020. Scheduling of the approved experiments will be subject to experiment feasibility and availability of each facility.

For full details of the call, please visit: 

In 2018, the DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) established LaserNetUS, a consortium of  high power laser facilities from institutions across the U.S., to foster high-intensity laser research. Its seed funding creates open-access opportunities for researchers to lead experiments on the facilities. Today, we are pleased to announce LaserNetUS’s second External User experimental time (“Cycle 2”) in CY 2020.

Please note the following important information:

A webcast meeting will be held July 29th to better inform the users about the capabilities offered by each of the member labs before the upcoming LaserNetUS proposal deadline on August 30th. Representative staff will inform the community about the latest capabilities and be available for Q&A. Information on the detailed schedule and how to connect will be sent separately.

LaserNetUS facilities available to users in Cycle 2:

Advanced Beam Laboratory

Colorado State University

Contact: Jorge Rocca,

Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) Center

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Contact: Thomas Schenkel,

Center for High Energy Density Science: Texas Petawatt Laser

University of Texas, Austin

Contact: Todd Ditmire,

Center for Ultrafast Optical Science

University of Michigan

Contact: Karl Krushelnick,

Extreme Light Laboratory

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Contact: Donald Umstadter,

Jupiter Laser Facility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Contact: Robert Cauble,

Laboratory for Laser Energetics: OMEGA EP

University of Rochester

Contact: Mingsheng Wei,

Matter in Extreme Conditions

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Contact: Gilliss Dyer,

Scarlet Laser Facility

Ohio State University

Contact: Douglass Schumacher,


For more detailed information on the performance and configurations of any of the LaserNetUS member facilities, please inquire with the designated contact.


For more general information about LaserNetUS please visit:


We look forward to seeing your proposals!


Many thanks,


LaserNetUS Organizers