WA2.1 - TOWARDS SINGLE-CYCLE RELATIVISTIC OPTICS AT HIGH REPETITION RATE
We have developed a high-power near-single-cycle laser source at kHz repetition rate in order to steer relativistic laser-plasma interactions on the sub-cycle time scale. With this system, we demonstrate laser-driven electron acceleration in gas jets and intense attosecond pulse generation from plasma mirrors.
WA2.2 - RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE APPLICATIONS FOR LASER-DRIVEN NEUTRON SOURCES
AbstractTwo pressing demands in our western society are illicit traffic of SNM and maintenance of our nuclear legacy. Neutrons are a tool in non-destructive testing and inspection of complex objects. We have demonstrated a laser-driven neutron source with intensities orders of magnitude above earlier attempts that lead to a large number of applications. I present mechanism, applications and recent experimental results using laser systems in the US and Europe.
WA2.3 - ULTRAFAST ENERGY DEPOSITION IN FEMTOSECOND FILAMENTATION
AbstractMeasurements of the ultrafast energy deposition occurring during ultrashort pulse laser filamentation will be presented. These spatially
resolved measurements of single filaments are examined as a function of various laser parameters and applied to investigations of high-voltage spark gap dynamics.
WA2.4 - STANDOFF APPLICATIONS OF INTENSE, ULTRASHORT-PULSE LASERS
Extreme nonlinear optics of gaseous media is an interdisciplinary branch of applied physics motivated by various potential applications. I will discuss two of them: air lasing and channeling the dielectric breakdown of air. Both applications benefit from recent developments in ultrafast laser technology.
WA2.5 - MULTI-GEV ELECTRONS FROM LASER WAKEFIELD ACCELERATION AND FUTURE HIGH REPETITION RATE SYSTEMS
- C. Geddes (US) LBNL
- A. Gonsalves (US) LBNL
- K. Nakamura (US) LBNL
- J. Van Tilborg (US) LBNL
- S. Steinke (US) LBNL
- C. Toth (US) LBNL
- C. Benedetti (US) LBNL
- S. Bulanov (US) LBNL
- R. Lehe (US) LBNL
- J. Vay (US) LBNL
- C. Schroeder (US) LBNL
- S. Barber (US) LBNL
- J. Bin (US) LBNL
- T. Ostermayr (US) LBNL
- H. Tsai (US) LBNL
- J. Daniels (US) LBNL
- L. Fan-Chiang (US) LBNL
- F. Isono (US) LBNL
- C. Pieronek (US) LBNL
- K. Swanson (US) LBNL
- E. Esarey (US) LBNL
Laser driven plasma waves enable compact accelerators. Energies to 7.8 GeV were achieved in 20cm, and multi-GeV staging is being prepared towards future colliders. Compact photon source applications include FELs and MeV Thomson scattering. Laser development is important for high repetition rate and precision.