Ohio State selected for new nationwide high-intensity laser network

Ohio State is part of a new research network called LaserNetUS. The U.S. Department of Energy is backing the new network with $6.8 million in funding over the next two years to help restore the United States’ once-dominant position in high-intensity laser research. The department’s Fusion Energy Sciences program (FES) is supporting the network that includes institutions nationwide operating high-intensity, ultrafast lasers. Ohio State’s Scarlet Laser Facility, co-directed by Physics Professors Douglass Schumacher and Linn Van Woerkom, will receive $1 million to fund its part of the network.

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