The Vulcan High Power Laser Facility is part of the Central Laser Facility situated at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK and is an ultra-high intensity laser interaction facility that provides a service to both National and International university-based research groups, allowing them to conduct experiments in the field of plasma physics. Vulcan has a high profile with both an International and World stage reputation. Vulcan is one of the most powerful lasers in the world, and is constantly update to keep track of the best laser technology and the ever more demanding needs of the science community.
These improvements include a major upgrade to include a secondary Petawatt beamline to the target area.
Lasers are the backbone and the workhorse of scientific and technological development. The Vulcan laser is at the forefront of laser development. The placement student will directly contribute to the development, testing and integration of new elements into the Vulcan laser system to enhance system performance. This will involve constructing optical hardware, optical design work and/or software development.
This opportunity will join the Vulcan Laser Operations Group as part of a small team working in a friendly atmosphere, contributing to the success of experiments making this a world leading facility!
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