Calls for access to the High Power Lasers
13 Oct 2020



The latest call for the Vulcan laser is now closed




​High Power Lasers call for access - Vulcan

The call for access to the Vulcan TAW target area for the period August 2021 – February 2022 is now closed​

1 slot for Vulcan TAW in this round is available for EU access and is funded through Laserlab-Europe. All other access in this round is funded by STFC, and these non-Laserlab-Europe proposals must have at least one co-investigator who is a permanent member of staff at a UK academic institution
All proposals should be submitted electronically at the following website by Friday, 20th November 2020 at 12pm (noon).​

For access to the Vulcan and Gemini facilities of the CLF we require the completion of the CLF Technical Pack, which is used by the facility to provide us 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 P2 21-22

CLF Technical Pack P2 21-22

Vulcan Call for Access P2 21-22

Target Fabrication Facility details P2 21-22​

Instructions for submitting EU Proposals

  1. To submit a proposal follow all of these steps in order:

    1. Use the CLF online proposal system ( as above. At step #3 select “YES" to the question on if you are applying for access through Laserlab Europe and choose the country you are representing. Applications require a science case of up to 3 pages.
    2. Download a PDF copy of your application.
    3. Use the Laserlab Europe online proposal system ( to submit your application. At the last step, attach the PDF copy of your proposal produced by the CLF proposal system.

High Power Lasers call for access - Orion

The call for access to the Orion laser facility at AWE Aldermaston during the period late 2020/2021 is now closed

Orion call details

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

Contact: Carroll, David (STFC,RAL,CLF)