Calls for access to the High Power Lasers
18 Sep 2017



Calls for access are open for the Vulcan, Gemini and Orion laser facilities




​High Power Lasers call for access - Vulcan, Gemini and Orion

We invite proposals for access to the Vulcan TAW and TAP and Gemini TA2 and TA3 target areas for the
period April 2018 – December 2018 and for Orion for the period 2019/2020.

1 slot for Vulcan and 1 slot for Gemini in this round are available for EU access and are funded through Laserlab.

All proposals should be submitted electronically at the following website by Friday, 27th October 2017 at 12pm (noon). (link opens in a new window)

Please find additional instructions for applying for access through Laserlab in the Call for Access document attached.

For access to the Vulcan and Gemini facilities of the CLF we require the completion of the technical pack document (see link below), to provide the facility with sufficient detail to assess the implementation of the experiment if scheduled. This should be submitted to the website alongside your science case.

Details of call

Call for Access P1 18-1 (PDF - 284kB - link opens in a new window)9

CLF Technical Pack P1 18-19

Vulcan Call for Access P1 18-1 (PDF - 976kB - link opens in a new window)9

Gemini TA3 Call for Access P1 18-19​​ (PDF - 1184kB - link opens in a new window)

Gemini TA2 Call for Access P1 18-19​​ (PDF - 214kB - link opens in a new window)

Target Fabrication Facility details P1 18-19​​​ (PDF - 142kB - link opens in a new window)​ 

High Power Lasers call for access - Orion

The call for access to the Orion laser facility at AWE Aldermaston during the period 2019/2020 is now open.

Orion call details

Click on the hyperlinks for details of the Orion laser system and the Orion academic call for access. ​

Contact: Booth, Nicola (STFC,RAL,CLF)

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