The LULI2000 installation includes two experimental rooms. These experimental spaces are dedicated either to the nano2000 configuration (room #2) or to the pico2000 configuration (room #1), both rooms being equipped with a variety of instrumentation and means of beam alignment, targets and diagnostics.
For reasons of optimization of the operation of the facility, and following workshops including users, the irradiation geometries have been fixed.
Experimental room #1
Three laser beams are available in room #1 - the NORTH ns beam, the SOUTH ps beam [pico2000 configuration] and the BLUE ns beam - according to the geometry below.
The room is equipped with a spherical experiment chamber, named MILKA (pictured above), which is about 2m in diameter. It supports a vacuum of up to 10-2 mbar (10-4 Pa), and can be pumped in 30 minutes.
The room hosting the compressed SUD beam is radioprotected and radiologically controlled, with dosimeters installed at various locations.
An electromagnetic pulser, allowing the production of 40 Tesla fields and the exploration of magnetized plasmas, can be installed there.
The experiment room #2
Four laser beams are available in room #2 - the NORTH and SOUTH ns beams [nano2000 configuration] and the BLUE ns beam - according to the geometry below. The electromagnetic pulser mentioned above can also be installed there (with some constraints on the experimental scheme).