Multi-PetaWatt Laser-Plasma Interactions: A New Frontier in Physics

Lead Research Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

The interaction of intense laser pulses with matter is opening up new frontiers in physics via the production of extreme pressures, temperatures and intense electric and magnetic fields. This is leading to the use of high power laser radiation for exploring the properties of hot dense matter, the production of high energy particles and radiation, and the development of schemes to generate energy by inertial confinement fusion. These advances are driven by rapid developments in ultrashort pulse laser technology which have enabled new regimes in laser power and intensity to be reached. With the advent of multi-petawatt power lasers (e.g. the upgrade project to the Vulcan laser at the UK's Central Laser Facility will deliver 10 petawatt pulses by 2013-2014) exotic new plasmas with unique properties are accessible, including strongly relativistic dense plasma. The principal aims of this proposed project are to investigate the fundamentals of laser-solid interactions in strongly relativistic plasmas - a regime of laser-plasma interactions not previously accessible - and to harness predicted promising new ion acceleration schemes achievable with ultrahigh intensity laser pulses. This will advance our understanding of ultrahigh intensity laser solid interactions and may lead to new applications of laser-plasma-based particle and radiation sources. The proposal involves the development and application of new techniques on experiments using some of the highest power laser systems available.

Planned Impact

My proposed research programme has a wide range of potential economic and societal impacts. The programme establishes new directions in the exploration of the interaction of intense laser pulses with matter and will provide fundamental new understanding of the underlying physical processes. This will positively impact on the development of advanced approaches to achieve the challenging goal of inertial fusion energy and the development of potentially compact laser-driven sources of high energy ions.

Accelerators underpin almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. They are used extensively in industry, in the development of electronics for example, and are directly applied in healthcare, in the production of positron emission tomography (PET) isotopes for imaging and in particle therapy/oncology. The proposed research involves the development of laser-driven ion sources and promises to push the ion energies achieved above the threshold needed for application to ion oncology. Laser-driven particles and radiation sources offer advantages over conventional sources, including the possibility to easily switch between different types of particles and radiation simply by changing the target (the same laser driver is used for electrons, ions and high energy radiation) and the ability to produce multiple types of radiation in synchronised pulses. The unique properties of laser-accelerated ion beams, together with the well-known versatility and flexibility offered by lasers, make laser-ion sources potentially applicable to a wide range of fields, in energy, medicine, security and science. These sources could therefore have truly revolutionary impact on many different aspects of society, including health and quality of life.

New understanding of the fundamental physics of ultraintense laser-matter interactions will result from this project. This will have a strong positive impact on many potential applications of high power lasers. An important example is found in the energy sector. Fusion offers the long-term potential of being a clean and abundant source of energy. Promising new schemes such as the Fast Ignition approach to Inertial Confinement Fusion are being developed as a potentially cost-effective approach for the commercial exploitation of fusion. Results from the proposed project will help benchmark simulation codes that are used in the development of Fast Ignition and other advanced fusion energy schemes. Thus the project will contribute to the development of solutions to society's long-term energy needs.

The proposed research is at the forefront of high power laser science. It will drive the development of high power laser facilities and lead to new, as yet unforeseen, scientific advances, as well as the training of scientists to take on leading roles in the many international, multi-billion pound high power laser projects being developed.

The potential for significant economic impact arises through the prospective uptake of potentially compact laser-driven high energy ion sources in industry and other sectors, and through the long term potential for the development of advanced approaches to fusion energy. Thus the research enabled by the proposed project will provide lasting positive benefits to society and to the economy.

Publications

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Description This fellowship research project aims to investigate the physics of strongly relativistic plasmas produced at the focus of ultra-intense laser pulses. This includes investigation of fundamental laser-plasma interaction physics and the use of this new knowledge in the exploration of new frontiers in laser-driven ion acceleration. The project has, to date, resulted in more than 50 publications in leading peer-review journals, including high profile papers in Nature Physics, Nature Communications and Physical Review Letters.

One of the highlights of this research project was the discovery that in the interaction of an ultraintense laser pulse with an ultra-thin foil target a 'relativistic plasma aperture' is produced in the region of the peak laser intensity, leading to diffraction of the laser light. It was discovered that the diffraction pattern is mapped into the beam of fast electrons accelerated from the target and can be used to control the collective motion of the electrons. The results, which were published in Nature Physics in January 2016, have potentially important implications for the development of laser-driven particle accelerators and radiation sources (which rely on controlling the motion of plasma electrons displaced by the intense laser fields) and for the investigation of aspects of laboratory astrophysics. This was demonstrated in a follow-on high profile paper in Nature Communications in September 2016.
Other pioneering work resulting from this research programme includes demonstration that in the interaction of an intense laser pulse with a thin foil undergoing transparency, a plasma jet is formed which couples additional energy into the beam of protons accelerated from the foil. It was demonstrated that techniques based on controlling the properties of the jet could be used to control the maximum energy of the proton beam. This work produced significant new insight into the physics underpinning laser-driven ion acceleration in an important parameter regime. Ideas developed in this grant were the subject of a follow-on programme of research leading to another high profile paper in Nature Communications in February 2018.
Other highlights include important new understanding of the effects of self-generated magnetic fields on the propagation of energetic electron beams in homogeneous solids and a new technique for guiding energetic electrons in layered solid targets irradiated by ultra-intense laser pulses.
Exploitation Route The outcomes will primarily be taken forward by researchers working on the development of laser-driven particle and radiation sources and towards applications of these enabling sources.
Sectors Energy,Healthcare,Security and Diplomacy

 
Description The non-academic beneficiaries of this research are the general public and industry. Results from this project are being used to inform strategy and decisions in the development of laser-driven ion and radiation sources. These compact sources have potential for longer term impact on society via applications in medicine (e.g. oncology) and industry (e.g. materials probe). The research results from this work are helping to accelerate the development of compact radiation sources towards these potential applications.
First Year Of Impact 2012
 
Title Data for: "An optically multiplexed singleÂ-shot time resolving probe of laserÂ-plasma dynamics" 
Description "This dataset is associated with the article '""An optically multiplexed singleÂ-shot time resolving probe of laserÂ-plasma dynamics"", which reports on the development, testing and implementation of a novel multiframe optical probe for time-resolved measurements of laser-plasma interactions. The raw images recorded by the probe are included in this archive, as is a readme file describing how the background subtraction was performed (in order to reproduce the images shown in the associated article) and also details of how the channel divergence analysis was performed. " 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Title Data for: "Enhanced laser-energy coupling to dense plasmas" 
Description This data corresponds to the experimental and simulation results reported in the publication ""Enhanced laser-energy coupling to dense plasmas ..."". Simulation data was generated by running EPOCH version 4.8.3 with the input.deck files included. Data embargo 19/05/18 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Data for: "Modelling the effect of the radiation reaction force on the acceleration of ultra-thin foils" 
Description This data set contains input decks which are used to run EPOCH PIC code simulations, which have been analyzed and presented in the corresponding SPIE proceedings. These input decks are included as '.deck' files, which can be opened and edited using notepad or any text editor. Data embargo until 07/04/18 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Data for: "Near-100 MeV protons via a laser-driven transparency-enhanced hybrid acceleration scheme" 
Description The attached data corresponds to the experimental and simulation results included in the article ""Near-100 MeV protons via a laser-driven transparency-enhanced hybrid acceleration scheme"". The study focused on an investigation of ion acceleration from an ultrathin foil target irradiated by an ultraintense (~3x10^{20} W/cm^{2}) laser pulse. This was investigated experimentally and via 3D particle-in-cell simulations. Simulation data was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. Data used in figures 2 to 9 was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. The hardware used to generate the results is listed on the STFC Scientific Computing Application Resource for Facilities page: http://www.scarf.rl.ac.uk/hardware 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
 
Title Data for: "Role of magnetic field evolution on filamentary structure formation in intense laser-foil interactions" 
Description "This data corresponds to the experimental and simulation results reported in the publication ""Role of magnetic field evolution on filamentary structure formation in intense laser-foil interactions"". Simulation data was generated by running EPOCH version 4.8.3 with the input.deck files included. Experimental data was obtained as described in the publication. Data embargo until 28/02/19" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact
 
Title Diagnosis of Weibel instability evolution in the rear surface scale lengths of laser solid interactions via proton acceleration 
Description "This dataset is associated with the article 'Diagnosis of Weibel instability evolution in the rear surface scale lengths of laser solid interactions via proton acceleration', which reports on an experimental and numerical investigation into the instabilities which can occur in a pre-expanded solid density plasma, their effects on the proton beam acceleration, and in turn how the ion acceleration mechanism can be used to diagnose the picosecond evolution of this instability. Processed dose maps of the accelerated proton beam are included, which were retrieved from HDv2 radiochromic film, as well as a simulation input file for the EPOCH code, where version 4.4.6 of the code was used to obtain the numerical data presented in the above manuscript. The hardware used to generate the results is listed on the STFC Scientific Computing Application Resource for Facilities page. Data embargoed pending final publication of paper. " 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not Applicable 
 
Title Directed fast electron beams in ultraintense picosecond laser irradiated solid targets 
Description This data set relates to a paper accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters, titled 'Directed fast electron beams in ultraintense picosecond laser irradiated solid targets'. The data is in *.txt formatted files and can be opened by any text viewer. The files associated with this data set are embargoed until the paper is published. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Energy exchange via multi-species streaming in laser-driven ion acceleration 
Description The attached data corresponds to the simulation results included in the article, 'Energy exchange via multi-species streaming in laser-driven ion acceleration'. The zipped archive contains a read me file which explains how to obtain the simulation data presented in this work. It also contains the modified source code used to generate some of the data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not Applicable 
 
Title Geant4 study of wrap-around detector response and experimental measurements of angular distribution of fast-electrons from laser-solid interactions using the PHELIX laser 
Description This dataset contains angularly revolved measurements, made using a so-called wrap-around detector, of fast electrons accelerated in intense laser-solid interactions. The experiment was undertaken at the PHELIX laser system in Germany. This data set also contains the results of a comprehensive Geant4 study of the detector response to secondary sources of radiation such as x-rays and protons to aid in the retrieval of the electron signal. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Influence of laser polarization on collective electron dynamics in ultraintense laser-foil interactions 
Description "The attached data corresponds to the experimental and simulation results included in the article ""Influence of laser polarization on collective electron dynamics in ultraintense laser-foil interactions"". The study focused on the collective response of electrons in an ultrathin foil target irradiated by an ultraintense (~6x10^{20} W/cm^{2}) laser pulse. This was investigated experimentally and via 3D particle-in-cell simulations. Simulation data was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. Data used in figure 5 was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. Data used in figure 6 was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. The hardware used to generate the results is listed on the STFC Scientific Computing Application Resource for Facilities page: http://www.scarf.rl.ac.uk/hardware " 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact "The attached data corresponds to the experimental and simulation results included in the article ""Influence of laser polarization on collective electron dynamics in ultraintense laser-foil interactions"". The study focused on the collective response of electrons in an ultrathin foil target irradiated by an ultraintense (~6x10^{20} W/cm^{2}) laser pulse. This was investigated experimentally and via 3D particle-in-cell simulations. Simulation data was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. Data used in figure 5 was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. Data used in figure 6 was generated by running EPOCH version 4.3.7 with the input.deck files. The hardware used to generate the results is listed on the STFC Scientific Computing Application Resource for Facilities page: http://www.scarf.rl.ac.uk/hardware " 
 
Title Influence of low-temperature resistivity on fast electron transport in solids: scaling to fast ignition electron beam parameters 
Description "This dataset contains two types of files. These are: (1) *.dat files. These files contain the data plotted in the figures in the corresponding publication. Resinp_Li_caseA.dat, for example, is the resistivity curve for Li case A plotted in figure 1 of the paper. (2) *.in files. These files are the input files for the Zephyros code used to simulate the fast electron transport. The corresponding results for readin_Li_caseA.in, for example, are plotted in figure 2. This dataset relates to the EPSRC funded project Advanced laser-ion acceleration strategies towards next generation healthcare (EP/K022415/1) and the EPSRC funded research fellowship Multi-PetaWatt laser-Plasma Interactions: A New Frontier in Physics (EP/J003832/1). This dataset also relates to the publication 'Influence of low-temperature resistivity on fast electron transport in solids scaling to fast ignition electron beam parameters' published in the journal Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Influence of radiation reaction force on ultraintense laser-driven ion acceleration 
Description "Influence of radiation reaction force on ultraintense laser-driven ion acceleration This dataset contains two types of files. These are: (1) *.dat files and (2) *.in files. (1) The *.dat files contain the data plotted in the figures in the corresponding publication. (2) The *.in files are the input files for the PICLS code used to simulate the laser absorption, fast electron generation, synchrotron radiation production, hole-boring and relativistic induced transparency processes and ion acceleration. The folder which contains the data files is organised as follows. The numerical simulation files are classified by the initial parameters used in the simulation, which include the peak laser intensity, the target thickness and the inclusion (or not) of the radiation reaction force. The data for the kinetic energy of the ions and electrons as a function of time is in the file named "energy.dat". Column 1 is the time and columns 4 and 5 are the numbers of ions and electrons, respectively. The data for the radiated photon energy as a function of time is in the file "Eray.dat". Column 1 is the time and column 3 is the radiated energy. The data for the maximum energy of ions is in the file named "deuteron-spectrum.dat" for deuterons and "proton-spectrum.dat" for protons. This dataset relates to the EPSRC funded project Advanced laser-ion acceleration strategies towards next generation healthcare (EP/K022415/1), the EPSRC funded research fellowship Multi-PetaWatt laser-Plasma Interactions: A New Frontier in Physics (EP/J003832/1) and the UK Plasma HEC Consortium (EP/L000237/1)." 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Intra-pulse transition between ion acceleration mechanisms in intense laser-foil interactions 
Description "The folder attached are for the paper, 'Intra-pulse transition between ion acceleration mechanisms in intense laser-foil interactions', published in the journal, Physics of Plasma. The folder contains a read me file which gives direction for the data presented in the paper. In the paper we show that multiple ion acceleration mechanism can occurs when an ultrathin foil is irradiated with an intense laser pulse. The data in paper presents measurement of the spatial-intensity distribution of the proton beam and investigates the transition from radiation pressure acceleration to transparency driven processes. By varying the target thickness, the angle of the ring is shown to correlate to the point at which transparency occurs. Data embargoed until 06/12/16." 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not Applicable 
 
Title Laser pulse propagation and enhanced energy coupling to fast electrons in dense plasma gradients 
Description "Dataset for a study of laser energy absorption to fast electrons during the interaction of an ultra-intense (1020 W cm-2), picosecond laser pulse with a solid as a function of the plasma density scale length. It is shown that there is an optimum density gradient for efficient energy coupling to electrons and that this arises due to strong self-focusing and channeling driving energy absorption over an extended length in the preformed plasma. At longer density gradients the laser filaments, resulting in significantly lower overall energy coupling. As the scale length is further increased, a transition to a second laser energy absorption process is observed experimentally via multiple diagnostics. The results demonstrate that it is possible to significantly enhance laser energy absorption and coupling to fast electrons by dynamically controlling the plasma density gradient. These results are of general importance for understanding absorption in laser-solid interactions but are specifically relevant for conditions where long plasma density scale lengths are expected such as in the corona of imploded targets in the fast ignition approach to inertial confinement fusion. Experimental and simulation data published in New Journal of Physics 16 (11), 113075. Experimental data was taken in April 2010 using the VULCAN-TAP laser facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Simulations were conducted using the PRISM hydrodynamic code and EPOCH PIC code on the ARCHIE-west cluster." 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Optical polarization control of laser-driven proton acceleration in foils undergoing relativistic transparency 
Description "The attached data corresponds to the experimental and simulation results included in the article ""Optical polarization control of laser-driven proton acceleration in foils undergoing relativistic transparency"". Dataset embargoed until 09/06/17" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not Applicable 
 
Title Proton acceleration enhanced by a plasma jet in expanding foils undergoing relativistic transparency 
Description This data set relates to a paper under review by the New Journal of Physics, titled 'Proton acceleration enhanced by a plasma jet in expanding foils undergoing relativistic transparency'. The zip file contains a readme file which explains the types of files included and the data they contain. It also contains details of simulation code and input files used to generate the data. The files associated with this data set are embargoed until the paper is accepted for publication. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Title Radiating electron source generation in ultraintense laser-foil interactions 
Description The attached data corresponds to the simulation results included in the article "Radiating electron source generation in ultraintense laser-foil interactions". The dataset comprises of four files of simulation data created using EPOCH version 4.3.7. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not Applicable 
 
Title Role of lattice structure and low temperature resistivity on fast electron beam filamentation in carbon 
Description This data set relates to a paper submitted to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, titled 'Role of lattice structure and low temperature resistivity on fast electron beam filamentation in carbon'. The zip file contains a readme file which explains the types of files included and the data they contain. It also contains details of simulation code and input files used to generate the data. The files associated with this data set are embargoed until the paper is accepted for publication. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not recorded 
 
Description Central Laser Facility 
Organisation ELI Beamlines
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am a user of high power laser facilities provided by these partners
Collaborator Contribution Provision of laser beam time
Impact Multiple research publications
Start Year 2012
 
Description Central Laser Facility 
Organisation Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP)
Country Romania 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am a user of high power laser facilities provided by these partners
Collaborator Contribution Provision of laser beam time
Impact Multiple research publications
Start Year 2012
 
Description Central Laser Facility 
Organisation Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Department GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am a user of high power laser facilities provided by these partners
Collaborator Contribution Provision of laser beam time
Impact Multiple research publications
Start Year 2012
 
Description Central Laser Facility 
Organisation Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Department Central Laser Facility
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am a user of high power laser facilities provided by these partners
Collaborator Contribution Provision of laser beam time
Impact Multiple research publications
Start Year 2012
 
Description Project partnership with Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) worked with the research team and assisted/contributed to the project outcomes
Start Year 2012
 
Description Contribution to the ELI-Beamlines Warm Dense Matter workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contribution to the Inertial Fusion Energy Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Convener and working group leader for the High Field-QED science programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Coordinator of the High Field Physics programme at the ELI-NP facility in Bucharest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Creativity at Home workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description External assessor on a CENBG Scientific Programme Review Committee, Bordeaux 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hosting 1 year visit by Dr Han Xu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Institute of Physics Large Research Facilities Forum panel membership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Conference on Quantum Atomic Molecular and Plasma Physics (QuAMP) 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the organising committee for International Conference on Quantum Atomic Molecular and Plasma Physics (QuAMP) 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Invited Lecture at the Culham Plasma Summer School 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Lecture at the Culham Plasma Summer School 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk - Laserlab-Europe conference/meeting in Lisbon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Talk - Laserlab-Europe conference/meeting in Lisbon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk at an EPS Conference Satellite International Workshop on High Field Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Talk at an EPS Conference Satellite International Workshop on High Field Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Talk at an EPS Conference Satellite International Workshop on High Field Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Talk at an EPS Conference Satellite International Workshop on High Field Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited lecture at the 2016 Culham Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture at the 2016 Culham Summer School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited lecture at the 2016 Culham Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture at the 2016 Culham Summer School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited lecture on laser-plasma physics at Culham Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited research seminar at Chalmers University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited research seminar at Chalmers University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited seminar (Plasma Physics Group) at GSI, Darmstadt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited seminar (Plasma Physics Group) at GSI, Darmstadt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited seminar at the Lund Laser Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited seminar at the Lund Laser Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited seminar at the University of Oxford: Self-generated current structures in relativistic laser-solid interactions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited speaker: The 6th International Conference on Frontiers in Plasma Physics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk led to scientific discussion

Collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar: Self-generated current structures in relativistic laser-solid interactions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk - Central Laser Facility 40th Anniversary Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk - Central Laser Facility 40th Anniversary Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk - IOP Accelerator Conference at Royal Holloway University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact IOP Accelerator Conference at Royal Holloway University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at CETAL facility forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk at Cockcroft Institute PhD conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at Cockcroft Institute PhD conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at Cockcroft Institute Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at Cockcroft Institute Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at the 2nd Conference on Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at the 2nd Conference on Extremely High Intensity Laser Physics (2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at the 2nd International Symposium on High Power Laser Science and Engineering (HPLSE2016). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at the 2nd International Symposium on High Power Laser Science and Engineering (HPLSE2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk at the CLPU workshop at the university of Salamanca, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk at the Cockcroft Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at the Cockcroft Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk at the ELI-NP workshop "Towards experiments at ELI-NP" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk at the International Conference on Ultrafast Optical Science (UltrafastLIght-2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at the International Conference on Ultrafast Optical Science (UltrafastLIght-2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at the Strategic Advisory Committee workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk at the Strategic Advisory Committee workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk on High Field Science at the Central Laser Facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk on High Field Science at the Central Laser Facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk on ion acceleration at the Central Laser Facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk on ion acceleration at the Central Laser Facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk on ion acceleration at the Central Laser Facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for CILEX APOLLON laser project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the APOLLON 10-PW project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description PI on ORION access for Proton-driven Fast Ignition Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in the International Year of Light CLF activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description QuAMP Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description SUPA Annual Gathering 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact May 2017 SUPA Annual Gathering
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk and round table discussion at ELI-Nuclear Physics workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK High Performance Computing (ARCHER) proposal assessor and panel member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Working group for an EU COST Action on Inertial Fusion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014