The Laser Physics Research Department was established in 1985 to study the problem of laser fusion.

The main current activities include:

  1. Development of high-power laser facilities based on neodymium glass and titanium-sapphire active elements;
  2. Experimental investigation into physical processes and material properties in laser targets irradiated by short high-power laser pulses;
  3. Experimental study of laser acceleration of charged particles, and generation of X-ray radiation directed beams;
  4. Development of photoemission generators of ultra wide-band electromagnetic radiation of centimeter and millimeter wavelength bands;
  5. Development of technological processes and equipment to manufacture nonstandard physical instruments using photolithography, vacuum coating, electrochemical and plasma technologies; and
  6. Development of procedures to manufacture high-quality reflecting, antireflecting, and polarization optical coatings.