Development of bright laser-driven secondary sources toward applications for societal benefit

Lead Research Organisation: STFC - Laboratories

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Publications

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Description CLF TIFR IIT collaboration 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution My operations team deliver experiments on the CLF Gemini laser system. This collaboration gives Indian students the opportunity to visit the UK for extended periods to participate in the experimental campaign. They receive training from my team in all aspects of operating high power lasers and conducting plasma physics experiments.
Collaborator Contribution Students visiting the UK for experiments are supervised by academic staff at the partnering institutes. These staff also participate in conducting the experiments, analyzing and reporting results. Access to Indian laser facilities is also provided by these partners in an ongoing process of knowledge exchange and collaborative experiments.
Impact An experimental campaign has been carried out using the Gemini laser. The objectives were to characterize the performance of the high power laser at a high repetition rate. Degradation of laser parameters has been observed due to compressor misalignment caused by heating of diffraction gratings. This is a critical issue for upcoming 10 Hz PW laser facilities under construction at RAL and TIFR. The information gained will guide the design of these systems and give the students vital expertise to lead the installation of facilities in India.
Start Year 2018
 
Description CLF TIFR IIT collaboration 
Organisation Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Country India 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution My operations team deliver experiments on the CLF Gemini laser system. This collaboration gives Indian students the opportunity to visit the UK for extended periods to participate in the experimental campaign. They receive training from my team in all aspects of operating high power lasers and conducting plasma physics experiments.
Collaborator Contribution Students visiting the UK for experiments are supervised by academic staff at the partnering institutes. These staff also participate in conducting the experiments, analyzing and reporting results. Access to Indian laser facilities is also provided by these partners in an ongoing process of knowledge exchange and collaborative experiments.
Impact An experimental campaign has been carried out using the Gemini laser. The objectives were to characterize the performance of the high power laser at a high repetition rate. Degradation of laser parameters has been observed due to compressor misalignment caused by heating of diffraction gratings. This is a critical issue for upcoming 10 Hz PW laser facilities under construction at RAL and TIFR. The information gained will guide the design of these systems and give the students vital expertise to lead the installation of facilities in India.
Start Year 2018