Calls for access to High Power Lasers
08 Mar 2024



We are now inviting proposals for access to the Gemini TA3 target area and the Orion laser facility at AWE Aldermaston.




High Power Lasers call for access - Gemini

The Vulcan laser facility is undergoing a major upgrade of its capabilities as part of the Vulcan 20-20 project and there will be no access offered to Vulcan TAW and TAP

The call for proposals for access to the Gemini TA3 target areas for the period October 2024 – April 2025​ is now open.

All access in this round is funded by STFC, and 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 19th April 2024 at 12pm (noon) BST.

Please contact the User Office ( or the Panel Co-ordinator, David Carroll (​), if you have any difficulty during the submission process.

​​​Details of call

For access to the Gemini facility 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.

Call for Access P2 24-25

CLF Technical Pack P2 24-25

Gemini Call for Access P2 24-25​​

QF37 Target Fabrication Facility details


High Power Lasers call for access - Orion

The call for access to the Orion laser facility at AWE Aldermaston during the period late 2024/2025 is now open.

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

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