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

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Guided propagation of extremely intense lasers in plasma via ion motion

Wang, W-M., Sheng, Z-M., Wilson, T., Li, Y-T. & Zhang, J., 16 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics . 101, 1, 6 p., 011201(R).

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ion motion
Plasma
Propagation
Laser
propagation
2019
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Absolute instability modes due to rescattering of stimulated Raman scattering in a large nonuniform plasma

Zhao, Y., Sheng, Z., Weng, S., Ji, S. & Zhu, J., 29 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : High Power Laser Science and Engineering. p. 1-11 11 p.

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nonuniform plasmas
Stimulated Raman scattering
Raman spectra
Plasmas
light speed
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Photocathodes
photocathodes
Brightness
Electron Beam
Accelerator

Broad bandwidth waveguide polarizer via grating mediated mode conversion

Zheng, J., Ye, Z-C., Wang, C-L., Fu, Y-F. & Sheng, Z-M., 22 May 2019, In : Journal of Optical Society of America B. 36, 6, p. 1602-1606 5 p.

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polarizers
gratings
waveguides
bandwidth
polarization
3 Citations (Scopus)
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Collimated GeV attosecond electron-positron bunches from a plasma channel driven by 10 PW lasers

Zhu, X-L., Chen, M., Yu, T-P., Weng, S-M., He, F. & Sheng, Z-M., 17 Jan 2019, In : Matter and Radiation at Extremes. 4, 1, 8 p., 014401.

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Positrons
positrons
rays
Plasmas
Electrons

Collimation of high current fast electrons in dense plasmas with a tightly focused precursor intense laser pulse

Xu, H., Yang, X. H., Sheng, Z. M., McKenna, P., Ma, Y. Y., Zhou, H. B., Yin, Y., Ren, C. & Zhang, J., 11 Oct 2019, In : Nuclear Fusion. 59, 12, 8 p., 126024.

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dense plasmas
collimation
high current
pulses
lasers
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Control of laser light by a plasma immersed in a tunable strong magnetic field

Zheng, X., Weng, S., Ma, H., Wang, Y., Chen, M., McKenna, P. & Sheng, Z., 1 Aug 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 16, p. 23529-23538 10 p.

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magnetic fields
lasers
self focusing
light speed
nonuniform magnetic fields
1 Citation (Scopus)

Double optimal density gradients for harmonic generation from relativistically oscillating plasma surfaces

Gao, J., Li, B., Liu, F., Cai, H., Chen, M., Yuan, X., Ge, X., Chen, L., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 1 Oct 2019, In : Physics of Plasmas. 26, 10, 6 p., 103102.

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harmonic generations
mirrors
gradients
harmonics
plasma density

High-flux X-ray photon emission by a superluminal hybrid electromagnetic mode of intense laser in a plasma waveguide

Wang, J., Zhu, B., Yu, T. P., Zhao, Z. Q., Sheng, Z. M. & Gu, Y. Q., 31 Aug 2019, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 61, 8, 8 p., 085026.

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Plasma filled waveguides
Laser modes
Photons
electromagnetism
Fluxes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Highly tunable polarized chromatic plasmonic films based on sub-wavelength grating templates

Zheng, J., Ye, Z-C., Wang, C-L., Fu, Y-F., Huang, X-R. & Sheng, Z-M., 1 May 2019, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 4, 5, 8 p., 1800661.

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templates
gratings
Color
Wavelength
Wave transmission
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Laser pulse compression towards collapse and beyond in plasma

Wilson, T. C., Li, F., Weng, S-M., Chen, M., McKenna, P. & Sheng, Z-M., 13 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 52, 5, 055403.

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pulse compression
pulses
lasers
envelopes
electron acceleration
11 Citations (Scopus)
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Multi-millijoule coherent terahertz bursts from picosecond laser-irradiated metal foils

Liao, G., Li, Y., Liu, H., Scott, G. G., Neely, D., Zhang, Y., Zhu, B., Zhang, Z., Armstrong, C., Zemaityte, E., Bradford, P., Huggard, P. G., Rusby, D. R., McKenna, P., Brenner, C. M., Woolsey, N. C., Wang, W., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 5 Mar 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 116, 10, p. 3994-3999 6 p.

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metal foils
bursts
lasers
accelerators
pulses
1 Citation (Scopus)

Simultaneous polarization transformation and amplification of multi-petawatt laser pulses in magnetized plasmas

Zheng, X., Weng, S., Zhang, Z., Ma, H., Chen, M., McKenna, P. & Sheng, Z-M., 26 Jun 2019, In : Optics Express. 27, 14, p. 19319-19330 12 p.

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polarization
pulses
lasers
high power lasers
energy conversion efficiency
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Single cycle terawatt twisted light pulses at midinfrared wavelengths above 10μm

Zhu, X-L., Chen, M., Weng, S-M., McKenna, P., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 11 Nov 2019, In : Physical Review Applied. 12, 5, 054024.

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cycles
pulses
wavelengths
brakes (for arresting motion)
energy conversion efficiency
1 Citation (Scopus)

Spatiotemporally controllable plasma lattice structures in dielectric barrier discharge

Fan, W., Sheng, Z., Dang, W., Liang, Y., Gao, K. & Dong, L., 25 Jun 2019, In : Physical Review Applied. 11, 6, 8 p., 064057.

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hexagons
gas composition
active control
electric potential
triangles
8 Citations (Scopus)

Strong terahertz radiation from a liquid-water line

Zhang, L-L., Wang, W-M., Wu, T., Feng, S-J., Kang, K., Zhang, C-L., Zhang, Y., Li, Y-T., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, X-C., 2 Jul 2019, In : Physical Review Applied. 12, 1, 8 p., 014005.

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radiation
liquids
water
field strength
lasers

Sub-femtosecond electron bunches in laser wakefield acceleration via injection suppression with a magnetic field

Zhao, Q., Weng, S. M., Chen, M., Zeng, M., Hidding, B., Jaroszynski, D. A., Assmann, R. & Sheng, Z. M., 16 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 12 p.

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Electron injection
Plasma density
Phase velocity
retarding
injection
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Suppression of parametric instabilities in inhomogeneous plasma with multi-frequency light

Zhao, Y., Weng, S., Sheng, Z. & Zhu, J., 7 Oct 2019, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 61, 11, 8 p., 115008.

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Plasma stability
retarding
Plasmas
Laser beams
Lasers
2018
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A flexible, on-line magnetic spectrometer for ultra-intense laser produced fast electron measurement

Ge, X., Yuan, X., Yang, S., Deng, Y., Wei, W., Fang, Y., Gao, J., Liu, F., Chen, M., Zhao, L., Ma, Y., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 11 Apr 2018, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 887, p. 54-58 5 p.

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Spectrometers
spectrometers
Electrons
Lasers
Plasma interactions
8 Citations (Scopus)
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Attosecond electron bunches from a nanofiber driven by Laguerre-Gaussian laser pulses

Hu, L-X., Yu, T-P., Sheng, Z-M., Vieira, J., Zou, D-B., Yin, Y., McKenna, P. & Shao, F-Q., 8 May 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 9 p., 7282.

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pulses
lasers
laser plasma interactions
electrons
radiation sources
6 Citations (Scopus)
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Collimated ultra-bright gamma-rays from electron wiggling along a petawatt-laser-irradiated wire in the QED regime

Wang, W-M., Sheng, Z-M., Gibbon, P., Chen, L-M. & Zhang, J., 17 Sep 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . 115, 40, p. 9911-9916 6 p.

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quantum electrodynamics
wire
gamma rays
lasers
electrons
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Demonstration of laser-produced neutron diagnostic by radiative capture gamma-rays

Zhang, X., Wei, W., Fu, C., Yuan, X., An, S., Deng, Y., Fang, Y., Gao, J., Ge, X., Guo, B., He, C., Hu, P., Hua, N., Jiang, W., Li, L., Li, M., Li, Y., Li, Y., Liao, G., Liu, F. & 12 others, Liu, L., Wang, H., Yang, P., Yang, S., Yang, T., Zhang, G., Zhang, Y., Zhu, B., Xi, X., Zhu, J., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 31 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 7 p.

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fast neutrons
Gamma rays
Neutrons
Demonstrations
gamma rays
11 Citations (Scopus)
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Efficient ion acceleration and dense electron-positron plasma creation in ultra-high intensity laser-solid interactions

Del Sorbo, D., Blackman, D. R., Capdessus, R., Small, K., Slade-Lowther, C., Lou, W., Duff, M. J., Robinson, A. P. L., McKenna, P., Sheng, Z-M., Pasley, J. & Ridgers, C. P., 26 Mar 2018, In : New Journal of Physics. 20, 9 p., 033014.

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electron-positron plasmas
dense plasmas
high power lasers
lasers
ions
8 Citations (Scopus)
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Generation of GeV positron and γ-photon beams with controllable angular momentum by intense lasers

Zhu, X-L., Yu, T-P., Chen, M., Weng, S-M. & Sheng, Z-M., 9 Aug 2018, In : New Journal of Physics. 20, 11 p., 083013.

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photon beams
positrons
angular momentum
lasers
photons
6 Citations (Scopus)
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Ionization injection in a laser wakefield accelerator subject to a transverse magnetic field

Zhao, Q., Weng, S. M., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Zhang, G. B., Mori, W. B., Hidding, B., Jaroszynski, D. A. & Zhang, J., 20 Jun 2018, In : New Journal of Physics. 20, 10 p., 063031.

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accelerators
injection
ionization
magnetic fields
lasers
15 Citations (Scopus)
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Manipulation of polarisations for broadband terahertz waves emitted from laser plasma filaments

Zhang, Z., Chen, Y., Cui, S., He, F., Chen, M., Zhang, Z., Yu, J., Chen, L., Sheng, Z-M. & Zhang, J., 27 Aug 2018, In : Nature Photonics. 12, p. 554-559 6 p.

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Terahertz waves
laser plasmas
manipulators
filaments
Polarization
16 Citations (Scopus)
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Multistage coupling of laser-wakefield accelerators with curved plasma channels

Luo, J., Chen, M., Wu, W. Y., Weng, S. M., Sheng, Z. M., Schroeder, C. B., Jaroszynski, D. A., Esarey, E., Leemans, W. P., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 13 Apr 2018, In : Physical Review Letters. 120, 15, 6 p., 154801.

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accelerators
lasers
electron beams
pulses
electrons
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Preliminary measurements for a sub-femtosecond electron bunch length diagnostic

Weikum, M. K., Andonian, G., Sudar, N. S., Fedurin, M. G., Polyanskiy, M. N., Swinson, C., Ovodenko, A., O'Shea, F., Harrison, M., Sheng, Z. M. & Assmann, R. W., 10 Feb 2018, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 5 p.

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Particle accelerators
accelerators
Electrons
electrons
deflectors
8 Citations (Scopus)
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QED cascade saturation in extreme high fields

Luo, W., Liu, W-Y., Yuan, T., Chen, M., Yu, J-Y., Li, F-Y., Del Sorbo, D., Ridgers, C. P. & Sheng, Z-M., 30 May 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 8 p., 8400.

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cascades
saturation
lasers
astrophysics
plasma cooling
8 Citations (Scopus)
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QED effects induced harmonics generation in extreme intense laser foil interaction

Yu, J. Y., Yuan, T., Liu, W. Y., Chen, M., Luo, W., Weng, S. M. & Sheng, Z. M., 30 Apr 2018, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 60, 4, 7 p., 044011.

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Electrodynamics
quantum electrodynamics
Harmonic generation
Metal foil
foils
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Summary of laser plasma physics sessions at the first AAPPS-DPP conference

Sheng, Z-M., 15 Oct 2018, In : Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics. 23 p.

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plasma physics
laser plasmas
laboratory astrophysics
physics
particle acceleration
6 Citations (Scopus)
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Ultrahigh-charge electron beams from laser-irradiated solid surface

Ma, Y., Zhao, J., Li, Y., Li, D., Chen, L., Liu, J., Dann, S. J. D., Ma, Y., Yang, X., Ge, Z., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 3 Jul 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 27, p. 6980-6985 6 p.

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solid surfaces
electron beams
lasers
divergence
relativistic electron beams
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Very-long distance propagation of high-energy laser pulse in air

Wang, J., Yu, W., Yu, M. Y., Rykovanov, S., Ju, J., Luan, S., Li, K., Leng, Y., Li, R. & Sheng, Z-M., 19 Nov 2018, In : Physics of Plasmas. 25, 11, 6 p., 113111.

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propagation
air
pulses
lasers
filaments
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)
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Acceleration and pickup ring of energetic electrons observed in relativistic magnetic reconnection simulations

Ping, Y. L., Zhong, J. Y., Wang, X. G., Sheng, Z. M. & Zhao, G., 8 Nov 2017, In : Astrophysical Journal. 849, 2, 137.

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energetics
electron
rings
sensors
laser
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Acceleration and radiation of externally injected electrons in laser plasma wakefield driven by a Laguerre-Gaussian pulse

Shen, Z-C., Chen, M., Zhang, G-B., Luo, J., Weng, S-M., Yuan, X-H., Liu, F. & Sheng, Z-M., 30 Nov 2017, In : Chinese Physics B. 26, 11, 5 p., 115204.

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laser plasmas
betatrons
radiation
pulses
electrons
12 Citations (Scopus)
59 Downloads (Pure)

Aligned copper nanorod arrays for highly efficient generation of intense ultra-broadband THz pulses

Mondal, S., Wei, Q., Ding, W. J., Hafez, H. A., Fareed, M. A., Laramée, A., Ropagnol, X., Zhang, G., Sun, S., Sheng, Z. M., Zhang, J. & Ozaki, T., 10 Jan 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 9 p., 40058.

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nanorods
broadband
copper
pulses
lasers
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Cascaded acceleration of proton beams in ultrashort laser-irradiated microtubes

Wang, H. C., Weng, S. M., Murakami, M., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., Zhao, Q. & Zhang, J., 30 Sep 2017, In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 9, 5 p., 093117.

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proton beams
lasers
electric fields
collimation
polarization (charge separation)
6 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Directional enhancement of selected high-order-harmonics from intense laser irradiated blazed grating targets

Zhang, G., Chen, M., Liu, F., Yuan, X., Weng, S., Zheng, J., Ma, Y., Shao, F., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 2 Oct 2017, In : Optics Express. 25, 20, p. 23567-23578 12 p.

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gratings
harmonics
augmentation
lasers
laser targets
7 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Effective suppression of parametric instabilities with decoupled broadband lasers in plasma

Zhao, Y., Weng, S., Chen, M., Zheng, J., Zhuo, H., Ren, C., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 2 Nov 2017, In : Physics of Plasmas. 7 p., 112102.

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retarding
broadband
Raman spectra
lasers
decoupling
4 Citations (Scopus)
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Effects of ion motion on linear Landau damping

Xu, H., Sheng, Z-M., Kong, X-M. & Su, F-F., 2 Feb 2017, In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 2, 6 p., 022101.

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ion motion
Landau damping
electron-positron plasmas
ion acoustic waves
ions
16 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Extreme case of Faraday effect: magnetic splitting of ultrashort laser pulses in plasmas

Weng, S., Zhao, Q., Sheng, Z., Yu, W., Luan, S., Chen, M., Yu, L., Murakami, M., Mori, W. B. & Zhang, J., 7 Sep 2017, In : Optica. 4, 9, p. 1086-1091 6 p.

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Faraday effect
Ultrashort pulses
Magnetic fields
Plasmas
pulses
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Formation of electron energy spectra during magnetic reconnection in laser-produced plasma

Huang, K., Lu, Q., Huang, C., Dong, Q., Wang, H., Fan, F., Sheng, Z., Wang, S. & Zhang, J., 21 Aug 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 9, p. 1-28 28 p.

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plasma bubbles
laser plasmas
energy spectra
electron energy
compressing
5 Citations (Scopus)
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Formation of side discharges in dielectric barrier discharge

Fan, W., Sheng, Z., Dong, L., Liu, F., Zhong, X., Cui, Y., Hao, F. & Du, T., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 11 p., 8368.

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plasma diffusion
simulation
high speed cameras
secondary emission
electron emission
5 Citations (Scopus)
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Influence of laser contrast on high-order harmonic generation from solid-density plasma surfaces

Gao, J., Liu, F., Ge, X., Deng, Y., Zhang, G., Fang, Y., Wei, W., Yang, S., Yuan, X., Chen, M., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 10 Aug 2017, In : Chinese Optics Letters. 15, 8, 4 p., 081902.

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Plasma density
Harmonic generation
plasma density
harmonic generations
Mirrors
8 Citations (Scopus)
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Influence of strong magnetic fields on laser pulse propagation in underdense plasma

Wilson, T. C., Li, F. Y., Weikum, M. & Sheng, Z. M., 20 Apr 2017, In : Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 59, 6, 9 p., 065002.

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Light polarization
Laser pulses
Magnetic fields
Group velocity dispersion
Plasmas
4 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Inhibition of stimulated Raman scattering due to the excitation of stimulated Brillouin scattering

Zhao, Y., Yu, L-L., Weng, S-M., Ren, C., Liu, C-S. & Sheng, Z-M., 28 Sep 2017, In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 9, 7 p., 092116.

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Raman spectra
scattering
excitation
fluids
saturation
8 Citations (Scopus)
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Laser opacity in underdense preplasma of solid targets due to quantum electrodynamics effects

Wang, W. M., Gibbon, P., Sheng, Z. M., Li, Y. T. & Zhang, J., 5 Jul 2017, In : Physical Review E. 96, 1, 6 p., 013201.

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Opacity
Electrodynamics
quantum electrodynamics
opacity
Laser
2 Citations (Scopus)
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Magnetic field annihilation and reconnection driven by femtosecond lasers in inhomogeneous plasma

Wang, Y. Y., Li, F., Chen, M., Weng, S., Lu, Q., Dong, Q., Sheng, Z. & Zhang, J., 1 Nov 2017, In : Science China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy. 60, 11, 14 p., 115211.

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pulses
magnetic fields
lasers
kinetic energy
physics
3 Citations (Scopus)
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Plasma optical shutter in ultraintense laser-foil interaction

Wei, W. Q., Yuan, X. H., Fang, Y., Ge, Z. Y., Ge, X. L., Yang, S., Li, Y. F., Liao, G. Q., Zhang, Z., Liu, F., Chen, M., Zhao, L., Zhuo, H. B., Li, Y. T., Sheng, Z. M. & Zhang, J., 30 Nov 2017, In : Physics of Plasmas. 24, 11, 6 p., 113111.

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shutters
foils
spontaneous emission
lasers
divergence
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Reconstruction of sub-femtosecond longitudinal bunch profile measurement data

Weikum, M. K., Andonian, G., Assmann, R. W., Dorda, U. & Sheng, Z. M., 20 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series . 874, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., 012079.

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electron beams
profiles
deflectors
accelerators
trends