Nonlinear Optics and Dynamics in Relativistically Transparent Plasmas

Project: Research

Project Details

StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/08/1731/07/21

Funding

  • EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council): £1,142,303.00

Research Output

A miniature thermal neutron source using high power lasers

Mirfayzi, S. R., Ahmed, H., Doria, D., Alejo, A., Ansell, S., Clarke, R. J., Gonzalez-Izquierdo, B., Hadjisolomou, P., Heathcote, R., Hodge, T., Martin, P., Raspino, D., Schooneveld, E., McKenna, P., Rhodes, N. J., Neely, D., Borghesi, M. & Kar, S., 1 May 2020, In : Applied Physics Letters. 116, 17, 5 p., 174102.

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Energy absorption and coupling to electrons in the transition from surface- to volume-dominant intense laser-plasma interaction regimes

Williamson, S. D. R., Gray, R. J., King, M., Wilson, R., Dance, R. J., Armstrong, C., Rusby, D. R., Brabetz, C., Wagner, F., Zielbauer, B., Bagnoud, V., Neely, D. & McKenna, P., 27 May 2020, In : New Journal of Physics. 22, 5, 9 p., 053044.

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Enhanced brightness of a laser-driven X-ray and particle source by microstructured surfaces of silicon targets

Ebert, T., Neumann, N. W., Döhl, L. N. K., Jarrett, J., Baird, C., Heathcote, R., Hesse, M., Hughes, A., McKenna, P., Neely, D., Rusby, D., Schaumann, G., Spindloe, C., Tebartz, A., Woolsey, N. & Roth, M., 30 Apr 2020, In : Physics of Plasmas. 27, 4, 043106.

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Student Theses

Optimisation and control of ion acceleration in intense laser-foil interactions

Author: Higginson, A., 22 Jun 2018

Supervisor: McKenna, P. (Supervisor) & Sheng, Z. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities

PI on Gemini experiment on relativistic transparency in ultrathin foils

Paul McKenna (Recipient)

4 Nov 201914 Dec 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - To be assigned

Invited Talk at the First ELI-NP Users Conference

Paul McKenna (Speaker)

7 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Talk at the XFEL Workshop on Matter at Extreme Conditions

Paul McKenna (Speaker)

2 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk