G&H supplies components based on electro-optic and precision optic technology to a broad range of big science projects including Lawrence the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) and a number of synchrotron laboratories.
At NIF and the CEA we are sole supplier of many critical optical components used in the world’s most powerful laser systems.
Nuclear fusion research and energy laser technology is being used to recreate the conditions found in the core of the sun. At these temperatures and pressures isotopes of hydrogen fuse to form helium and in doing so release huge amounts of energy – the energy that powers the sun and stars.
One of the most exciting potential applications of this research is using laser fusion to provide limitless quantities of clean, carbon-free energy to meet the world’s growing needs. The products supplied into this market utilize a wide range of the Company’s technologies including crystal growth, precision optics, thin-film coatings and fiber optics. G&H supplies many of the world’s leading nuclear fusion energy research facilities.