CY2018 Jupiter Laser Facility Proposal Submission Instructions
A proposal is necessary for shot time allocated on the Titan, Janus, and COMET laser platforms at the Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF). The CY2018 period is January through December 2018. Due to enhanced maintenance, JLF will be likely be closed until May 2018; the schedule is still uncertain. Experiment time will be allotted in four-week experimental run periods, with one-week maintenance breaks between experiments. The schedule will be determined after proposals have been selected.
Titan and Janus experiments are generally expected to run for four weeks, although the JLF advisory committee will consider alternative shot-time requests. Shot-time requests for COMET can be any number of weeks.
The JLF User Program is open to all qualified applicants; US and non-US PIs are welcome to submit proposals. Using technical evaluations from experts both in and outside LLNL, proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the JLF advisory committee based on scientific and/or programmatic quality, impact, and feasibility. Typically, platforms are over-requested by a factor of two or more.
A proposal template is provided below, though strict adherence to the format is not necessary. The easiest way to complete the proposal is by replacing template text instructions and examples (in blue) with the appropriate proposal content. A free-form narrative is also acceptable. Whatever its form, the proposal should be no more than five pages, not including two-page CVs or any supplementary information.
Save the completed proposal as a PDF file and label it “PI_JLF17_Platform,” where PI is the last name of the corresponding submitter and Platform is the requested laser (Titan, Janus or COMET). If requesting more than one laser platform, use “Multiple” for Platform. If the same PI submits more than one proposal, please create unique filenames. Email the file to Robert Cauble, cc’d to Beth Mariotti.
For questions about this process, contact Robert Cauble. If you have hardware- or capability-related questions, contact the JLF manager, Brent Stuart.
The FY2018 proposal submission deadline is September 24, 2017. FY2018 allocation decisions will be announced and a schedule constructed soon after the deadline.