The Laser Physics Research Department was established in 1985 to study the problem of laser fusion.
The main current activities include:
- Development of high-power laser facilities based on neodymium glass and titanium-sapphire active elements;
- Experimental investigation into physical processes and material properties in laser targets irradiated by short high-power laser pulses;
- Experimental study of laser acceleration of charged particles, and generation of X-ray radiation directed beams;
- Development of photoemission generators of ultra wide-band electromagnetic radiation of centimeter and millimeter wavelength bands;
- Development of technological processes and equipment to manufacture nonstandard physical instruments using photolithography, vacuum coating, electrochemical and plasma technologies; and
- Development of procedures to manufacture high-quality reflecting, antireflecting, and polarization optical coatings.