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Attosecond electron bunches and attosecond light sources from relativistic laser-plasma

20082023
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Research Output 2008 2020

2015
4 Citations (Scopus)
55 Downloads (Pure)

Mapping transient electric fields with picosecond electron bunches

Chen, L., Li, R., Chen, J., Zhu, P., Liu, F., Cao, J., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 24 Nov 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 112, 47, p. 14479-14483 5 p.

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electric fields
radiography
temporal resolution
electrons
pulses
39 Citations (Scopus)
139 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-chromatic narrow-energy-spread electron bunches from laser wakefield acceleration with dual color lasers

Zeng, M., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Mori, W. B., Sheng, Z. M., Hidding, B., Jaroszynski, D. & Zhang, J., 27 Feb 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 8, 084801.

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color
injection
ionization
lasers
electrons
15 Citations (Scopus)
144 Downloads (Pure)

Optical plasma torch electron bunch generation in plasma wakefield accelerators

Wittig, G., Karger, O., Knetsch, A., Xi, Y., Deng, A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Bruhwiler, D. L., Smith, J., Manahan, G. G., Sheng, Z-M., Jaroszynski, D. A. & Hidding, B., 31 Aug 2015, In : Physical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams. 18, 8, 6 p., 081304.

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plasma accelerators
plasma torches
injection
electron trajectories
electrons
12 Citations (Scopus)
78 Downloads (Pure)

Preferential enhancement of laser-driven carbon ion acceleration from optimized nanostructured surfaces

Dalui, M., Wang, W-M., Trivikram, T. M., Sarka, S., Tata, S., Jha, J., Ayyub, P., Sheng, Z. M. & Krishnamurthy, M., 8 Jul 2015, In : Scientific Reports. 5, 11 p., 11930.

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augmentation
carbon
lasers
ions
nanoparticles
6 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Reducing ion energy spread in hole-boring radiation pressure acceleration by using two-ion-species targets

Weng, S. M., Muramaki, M. & Sheng, Z. M., 2015, In : Laser and Particle Beams. 5 p.

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Boring
radiation pressure
Radiation
Ions
ions
2 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

Spectral interference of terahertz pulses from two laser filaments in air

Chen, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhang, Z., Yuan, X., Liu, F., Chen, M., Xu, J., Yu, J., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 3 Jun 2015, In : Applied Physics Letters. 106, 22, 4 p., 221105.

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filaments
interference
air
pulses
lasers
6 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Terahertz radiation from plasma filament generated by two-color laser gas–plasma interaction

Magesh Kumar, K. K., Kumar, M., Yuan, T., Sheng, Z. M. & Chen, M., 1 Sep 2015, In : Laser and Particle Beams. 33, 03, p. 473-479 7 p.

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Beam plasma interactions
filaments
Color
Plasmas
color
45 Citations (Scopus)
90 Downloads (Pure)

Tunable circularly polarized terahertz radiation from magnetized gas plasma

Wang, W-M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Li, Y-T., 23 Jun 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 114, 25-26, 5 p., 253901.

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polarized radiation
radiation
gases
cyclotron frequency
plasma frequencies
3 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Two-stage acceleration of interstellar ions driven by high-energy lepton plasma flows

Cui, Y., Sheng, Z-M., Lu, Q., Li, Y. & Zhang, J., 1 Oct 2015, In : Science China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 58, 10, 5 p., 105201.

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magnetohydrodynamic flow
leptons
protons
ions
energy
2014
2 Citations (Scopus)
129 Downloads (Pure)

Angle-dependent modulated spectral peaks of proton beams generated in ultrashort intense laser-solid interactions

Su, L. N., Hu, Z. D., Zheng, Y., Liu, M., Li, Y. T., Wang, W. M., Sheng, Z. M., Yuan, X. H., Xu, M. H., Shen, Z. W., Fan, H. T., Chen, L. M., Lu, X., Ma, J. L., Wang, X., Wang, Z. H., Wei, Z. Y. & Zhang, J., 24 Sep 2014, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 9, 6 p., 093111.

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proton energy
proton beams
foils
lasers
divergence
3 Citations (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)

Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., C. Wu, H., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., B. Mori, W. & Zhang, J., 20 Oct 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 16, 5 p., 161102.

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plasma waves
backscattering
mirrors
lasers
electrons
3 Citations (Scopus)
58 Downloads (Pure)

Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Wu, H. C., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 20 Oct 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 16, 5 p., 161102.

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plasma waves
backscattering
mirrors
lasers
electrons
12 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

Collimation of energetic electrons from a laser-target interaction by a magnetized target back plasma preformed by a long-pulse laser

Zhuo, H. B., Chen, Z. L., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Yabuuchi, T., Tampo, M., Yu, M. Y., Yang, X. H., Zhou, C. T., Tanaka, K. A., Zhang, J. & Kodama, R., 29 May 2014, In : Physical Review Letters. 112, 21, 5 p., 215003.

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laser target interactions
collimation
pulses
sheaths
ignition
34 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)

Concurrence of monoenergetic electron beams and bright X-rays from an evolving laser-plasma bubble

Yan, W., Chen, L., Li, D., Zhang, L., Hafz, N. A. M., Dunn, J., Ma, Y., Huang, K., Su, L., Chen, M., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 22 Apr 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 111, 16, p. 5825-5830 6 p.

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plasma bubbles
laser plasmas
betatrons
electron beams
emittance
4 Citations (Scopus)
78 Downloads (Pure)

Dual-frequency terahertz emission from splitting filaments induced by lens tilting in air

Zhang, Z., Chen, Y., Yang, L., Yuan, X., Liu, F., Chen, M., Xu, J., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 11 Sep 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 105, 10, 4 p., 101110.

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filaments
lenses
air
lasers
color
9 Citations (Scopus)
75 Downloads (Pure)

Effects of relativistic electron temperature on parametric instabilities for intense laser propagation in underdense plasma

Zhao, Y., Zheng, J., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Weng, S. M., Ren, C., Liu, C. S. & Sheng, Z-M., Nov 2014, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 11, 8 p., 112114.

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electron energy
propagation
lasers
high power lasers
Raman spectra
38 Citations (Scopus)
166 Downloads (Pure)

Highly anisotropic metasurface: a polarized beam splitter and hologram

Zheng, J., Ye, Z-C., Sun, N-L., Zhang, R., Sheng, Z-M., Shieh, H-P. & Zhang, J., 29 Sep 2014, In : Scientific Reports. 4, 7 p., 649.

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beam splitters
fabrication
metals
light beams
holography
5 Citations (Scopus)
187 Downloads (Pure)

Radially polarized, half-cycle, attosecond pulses from laser wakefields through coherent synchrotronlike radiation

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Yu, L. L., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 23 Oct 2014, In : Physical Review E. 90, 4, 7 p., 043104.

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coherent radiation
Radiation
Laser
Cycle
cycles
5 Citations (Scopus)
112 Downloads (Pure)

Radially polarized, half-cycle, attosecond pulses from laser wakefields through coherent synchrotron radiation

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., L. Yu, L., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., B. Mori, W. & Zhang, J., 23 Oct 2014, In : Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics . 90, 4, 7 p., 043104.

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Synchrotron Radiation
synchrotron radiation
Wake
Laser
Cycle
32 Citations (Scopus)
131 Downloads (Pure)

Self-truncated ionization injection and consequent monoenergetic electron bunches in laser wakefield acceleration

Zeng, M., Chen, M., Sheng, Z-M., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 2014, In : Physics of Plasmas. 21, 3, 5 p., 030701.

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injection
ionization
lasers
electrons
self focusing
11 Citations (Scopus)
78 Downloads (Pure)

Strong, tunable terahertz emission by two-color picosecond laser irradiation

Wang, W-M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Li, Y-T., 7 Aug 2014, In : Physical Review A. 90, 5 p., 023808 .

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color
irradiation
lasers
augmentation
high power lasers
210 Downloads (Pure)

Tunable Electron Multibunch Production in Plasma Wakefield Accelerators

Hidding, B., Karger, O., Wittig, G., Aniculaesei, C., Jaroszynski, D., McNeil, B. W. J., Campbell, L. T., Islam, M. R., Ersfeld, B., Sheng, Z-M., Deng, A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Andonian, G., Murokh, A., Hogan, M. J., Bruhwiler, D. L. & Cormier, E., 5 Mar 2014, 5 p.

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plasma accelerators
photocathodes
plasma waves
free electron lasers
lasers
9 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Ultrahigh brightness bunches from hybrid plasma accelerators as drivers of 5th generation light sources

Hidding, B., Manahan, G. G., Karger, O., Knetsch, A., Wittig, G., Jaroszynski, D. A., Sheng, Z-M., Xi, Y., Deng, A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Andonian, G., Murokh, A., Pretzler, G., Bruhwiler, D. L. & Smith, J., 24 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 47, 23, 12 p., 234010.

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plasma accelerators
spiking
photocathodes
plasma waves
light sources
2013
49 Citations (Scopus)
113 Downloads (Pure)

Bright betatron x-ray radiation from a laser-driven-clustering gas target

Chen, L. M., Yan, W. C., Li, D. Z., Hu, Z. D., Zhang, L., Wang, W. M., Hafz, N., Mao, J. Y., Huang, K., Ma, Y., Zhao, J. R., Ma, J. L., Li, Y. T., Lu, X., Sheng, Z-M., Wei, Z. Y., Gao, J. & Zhang, J., 2013, In : Scientific Reports. 3, 1912.

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betatrons
radiation
gases
lasers
x rays
46 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)

Dense attosecond electron sheets from laser wakefields using an up-ramp density transition

Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., Mori, W. B., Lu, W. & Zhang, J., 26 Mar 2013, In : Physical Review Letters. 110, 13, 5 p., 135002.

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ramps
plateaus
lasers
electrons
profiles
20 Citations (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)

High-field half-cycle terahertz radiation from relativistic laser interaction with thin solid targets

Ding, W. J., Sheng, Z. M. & Koh, W. S., 14 Nov 2013, In : Applied Physics Letters. 103, 20, 5 p., 204107.

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cycles
radiation
pulses
lasers
interactions
3 Citations (Scopus)
101 Downloads (Pure)

Robust relativistic electron mirrors in laser wakefields for enhanced Thomson backscattering

Mu, J., Li, F. Y., Zeng, M., Chen, M., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 23 Dec 2013, In : Applied Physics Letters. 103, 26, 4 p., 261114.

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backscattering
ramps
mirrors
lasers
electrons
2 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Stable laser-produced quasimonoenergetic proton beams from interactive laser and target shaping

Liu, J. L., Chen, M., Sheng, Z. M., Liu, C. S., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 5 Dec 2013, In : Physical Review Special Topics: Accelerators and Beams. 16, 12, 10 p., 121301.

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proton beams
lasers
Taylor instability
radiation pressure
target thickness
2012
55 Citations (Scopus)

Direct observation of turbulent magnetic fields in hot, dense laser produced plasmas

Mondal, S., Narayanan, V., Ding, W. J., Lad, A. D., Hao, B., Ahmad, S., Wang, W. M., Sheng, Z-M., Sengupta, S., Kaw, P., Das, A. & Kumar, G. R., 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 109, 21, p. 8011-8015 5 p.

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dense plasmas
laser plasmas
turbulence
high temperature plasmas
magnetic fields
45 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)

Generating energetic electron generation through staged-acceleration in the two-plasmon-decay instability in inertial confinement fusion

Yan, R., Ren, C., Li, J., Maximov, A. V., Mori, W. B., Sheng, Z-M. & Tsung, F. S., 27 Apr 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 108, 5 p., 175002.

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inertial confinement fusion
hot electrons
electron acceleration
decay
phase velocity
17 Citations (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)

Magnetic control of the pair creation in spatially localized supercritical fields

Su, Q., Su, W., Lv, Q. Z., Jiang, M., Lu, X., Sheng, Z-M. & Grobe, R., 21 Dec 2012, In : Physical Review Letters. 109, 5 p., 253202.

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magnetic control
electric fields
magnetic fields
electron-positron pairs
Dirac equation
2011
24 Citations (Scopus)
123 Downloads (Pure)

A tunable radiation source by coupling laser-plasma-generated electrons to a periodic structure

Jin, Z., Chen, Z. L., Zhuo, H. B., Kon, A., Nakatsutsumi, M., Wang, H. B., Zhang, B. H., Gu, Y. Q., Wu, Y. C., Zhu, B., Wang, L., Yu, M. Y. & Sheng, Z-M., 23 Dec 2011, In : Physical Review Letters. 107, 5 p., 265003.

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radiation sources
laser plasmas
gratings
near infrared radiation
radiation
2010
59 Citations (Scopus)
57 Downloads (Pure)

Intense high-contrast femtosecond K-shell X-ray source from laser-driven ar clusters

Chen, L. M., Liu, F., Wang, W. M., Kando, M., Mao, J. Y., Zhang, L., Ma, J. L., Li, Y. T., Bulanov, S. V., Tajima, T., Kato, Y., Sheng, Z-M., Wei, Z. Y. & Zhang, J., 28 May 2010, In : Physical Review Letters. 104, 4 p., 215004.

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lasers
x rays
gas jets
x ray sources
shot
2009
158 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced collimated GeV monoenergetic ion acceleration from a shaped foil target irradiated by a circularly polarized laser pulse

Chen, M., Pukhov, A. & Sheng, Z-M., 10 Jul 2009, In : Physical Review Letters. 103, 2, 4 p., 024801.

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foils
pulses
lasers
ions
ion beams
2008
340 Citations (Scopus)

Generating high-current monoenergetic proton beams by a circularly polarized laser pulse in the phase-stable acceleration regime

Yan, X. Q., Lin, C., Sheng, Z-M., Guo, Z. Y., Liu, B. C., Fang, J. X. & Chen, J. E., 3 Apr 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 13, 4 p., 135003.

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proton beams
high current
pulses
lasers
illuminance
14 Citations (Scopus)

Plasma currents and electron distribution functions under a dc electric field of arbitrary strength

Weng, S. M., Sheng, Z-M., He, M. Q., Zhang, J., Norreys, P. A., Sherlock, M. & Robinson, A. P. L., 5 May 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 18, 4 p., 185001.

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plasma currents
current distribution
electron distribution
distribution functions
electric fields