Laser technology developments, including construction of a 286-TW
Ti:Sapphire laser with a focused intensity of
1021W/cm2, installation of the TIL, prototype of
the SG-III, and operation of the SG-II laser are presented. Results of the
experiments on hohlraum physics, indirect-drive implosion, Thomson
scattering, EOS, and X-ray laser are briefly introduced. Simulations and a
code package, LARED, for target physics are outlined.