Vulcan Publications
19 Sep 2017
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Recent publications from the Vulcan laser facility

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2019

Study of backward terahertz radiation from intense picosecond laser-solid interactions using a multichannel calorimeter system

H Liu, G Liao, Y Zhang, B Zhu, Z Zhang, Y Li, GG Scott, D Rusby, C Armstrong, E Zemaityte, P Bradford, N Woolsey, P Huggard, P McKenna, D Neely High Power Laser Science and Engineering 7, e6 (2019)


An optically multiplexed single-shot time-resolved probe of laser–plasma dynamics

ZE Davidson, B Gonzalez-Izquierdo, A Higginson, KL Lancaster, SDR Williamson, M King, D Farley, D Neely, P McKenna, RJ Gray Optics Express 27, 4416-4423 (2019)


Dynamics of the Electromagnetic Fields Induced by Fast Electron Propagation in Near-Solid-Density Media

L Romagnani, A Robinson, R Clarke, D Doria, L Lancia, W Nazarov, M Notley, A Pipahl, K Quinn, B Ramakrishna, P Wilson, J Fuchs, O Willi, M Borghesi Physical Review Letters 122, 25001 (2019)


2018

Dual ion species plasma expansion from isotopically layered cryogenic targets

G Scott, D Carroll, S Astbury, R Clarke, C Hernandez-Gomez, M King, A Alejo, I Arteaga, R Dance, A Higginson, S Hook, G Liao, H Liu, S Mirfayzi, D Rusby, M Selwood, C Spindloe, M Tolley, F Wagner, E Zemaityte, M Borghesi, S Kar, Y Li, M Roth, P McKenna, D Neely Physical Review Letters 120, 204801 (2018)


Bremsstrahlung emission profile from intense laser-solid interactions as a function of laser focal spot size

C Armstrong, CM Brenner, E Zemaityte, GG Scott, D Rusby, G Liao, H Liu, Y Li, Z Zhang, Y Zhang, B Zhu, P Bradford, N Woolsey, P Oliveira, C Spindloe, W Wang, P McKenna, D Neely Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 61, 34001 (2018)


EMP control and characterization on high-power laser systems

P Bradford, NC Woolsey, GG Scott, G Liao, H Liu, Y Zhang, B Zhu, C Armstrong, S Astbury, C Brenner, P Brummitt, F Consoli, I East, R Gray, D Haddock, P Huggard, PJR Jones, E Montgomery, I Musgrave, P Oliveira, DR Rusby, C Spindloe, B Summers, E Zemaityte, Z Zhang, Y Li, P McKenna, D Neely High Power Laser Science and Engineering 6, e21 (2018)


Coded aperture x-ray imaging of high power laser-plasma interactions on the Vulcan Laser System

RI Heathcote, N Booth, RJ Clarke, A Anderson-Asubonteng, MP Selwood, C Spindloe Proceedings of SPIE 10763, 107630U (2018)


Electro-optic analysis of the influence of target geometry on electromagnetic pulses generated by petawatt laser-matter interactions

T Robinson, S Giltrap, S Eardley, F Consoli, R De Angelis, F Ingenito, N Stuart, C Verona, RA Smith EPJ Web of Conferences - Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications 167, 3007 (2018)


Near-100 MeV protons via a laser-driven transparency-enhanced hybrid acceleration scheme

A Higginson, RJ Gray, M King, RJ Dance, SDR Williamson, NMH Butler, R Wilson, R Capdessus, C Armstrong, JS Green, SJ Hawkes, P Martin, WQ Wei, SR Mirfayzi, XH Yuan, S Kar, M Borghesi, RJ Clarke, D Neely, P McKenna Nature Communications 9, 724 (2018)


Development of Focusing Plasma Mirrors for Ultraintense Laser-Driven Particle and Radiation Sources

R Wilson, M King, R Gray, D Carroll, R Dance, N Butler, C Armstrong, S Hawkes, R Clarke, D Robertson, C Bourgenot, D Neely, P McKenna Quantum Beam Science 2, 1 (2018)


​​2017

Magneto-optic probe measurements in low density-supersonic jets

M Oliver, T White, P Maybe, M Kühn-Kauffeldt, L Döhl, R Bingham, R Clarke, P Graham, R Heathcote, M Koenig, Y Kuramitsu, D Lamb, J Meinecke, T Michel, F Miniati, M Notley, B Reville, S Sarkar, Y Sakawa, A Schekochihin, P Tzeferacos, N Woolsey, H Park, G Gregori Journal of Instrumentation 12, P12001 (2017)


In-depth study of intra-Stark spectroscopy in the x-ray range in relativistic laser-plasma interactions

E Oks, E Dalimier, AY Faenov, P Angelo, SA Pikuz, TA Pikuz, IY Skobelev, SN Ryazanzev, P Durey, L Doehl, D Farley, C Baird, KL Lancaster, CD Murphy, N Booth, C Spindloe, P McKenna, N Neumann, M Roth, R Kodama, N Woolsey Journal of Physics B 50, 245006 (2017)


Phase transitions in shock compressed bismuth identified using single photon energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (SPEDX)

R Briggs, M Suggit, M Gorman, A Coleman, R Heathcote, A Higginbotham, S Patel, J Wark, M McMahon Journal of Physics: Conference Series 950, 42038 (2017)


Creation and characterization of free-standing cryogenic targets for laser-driven ion acceleration

A Tebartz, S Bedacht, M Hesse, S Astbury, R Clarke, A Ortner, G Schaumann, F Wagner, D Neely, M Roth Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 93512 (2017)


Time evolution and asymmetry of a laser produced blast wave

ER Tubman, RHH Scott, HW Doyle, J Meinecke, H Ahmed, RAB Alraddadi, R Bolis, JE Cross, R Crowston, D Doria, D Lamb, B Reville, APL Robinson, P Tzeferacos, M Borghesi, G Gregori, NC Woolsey Physics of Plasmas 24, 103124 (2017)


Micron-scale mapping of megagauss magnetic fields using optical polarimetry to probe hot electron transport in petawatt-class laser-solid interactions

G Chatterjee, PK Singh, APL Robinson, D Blackman, N Booth, O Culfa, RJ Dance, LA Gizzi, RJ Gray, JS Green, P Koester, GR Kumar, L Labate, AD Lad, KL Lancaster, J Pasley, NC Woolsey, PP Rajeev Scientific Reports 7, 8347 (2017)


Low-noise time-resolved optical sensing of electromagnetic pulses from petawatt laser-matter interactions

TS Robinson, F Consoli, S Giltrap, SJ Eardley, GS Hicks, EJ Ditter, O Ettlinger, NH Stuart, M Notley, R De Angelis, Z Najmudin, RA Smith Scientific Reports 7, 983 (2017)


Time of Flight based diagnostics for high energy laser driven ion beams

V Scuderi, G Milluzzo, A Alejo, A Amico, N Booth, G Cirrone, D Doria, J Green, S Kar, G Larosa, R Leanza, D Margarone, P McKenna, H Padda, G Petringa, J Pipek, L Romagnani, F Romano, F Schillaci, M Borghesi, G Cuttone, G Korn Journal of Instrumentation 12, C03086 (2017)


X-ray spectroscopy of super-intense laser-produced plasmas for the study of nonlinear processes. Comparison with PIC simulations

E Dalimier, A Ya Faenov, E Oks, P Angelo, TA Pikuz, Y Fukuda, A Andreev, J Koga, H Sakaki, H Kotaki, A Pirozhkov, Y Hayashi, IY Skobelev, SA Pikuz, T Kawachi, M Kando, K Kondo, A Zhidkov, E Tubman, NMH Butler, RJ Dance, MA Alkhimova, N Booth, J Green, C Gregory, P McKenna, N Woolsey, R Kodama Journal of Physics: Conference Series 810, 12004 (2017)


An ultra-high gain and efficient amplifier based on Raman amplification in plasma

G Vieux, S Cipiccia, DW Grant, N Lemos, P Grant, C Ciocarlan, B Ersfeld, MS Hur, P Lepipas, GG Manahan, G Raj, D Reboredo Gil, A Subiel, GH Welsh, SM Wiggins, SR Yoffe, JP Farmer, C Aniculaesei, E Brunetti, X Yang, R Heathcote, G Nersisyan, CLS Lewis, A Pukhov, JM Dias, DA Jaroszynski Scientific Reports 7, 2399 (2017)


Observation of extremely strong shock waves in solids launched by petawatt laser heating​​

KL Lancaster, APL Robinson, J Pasley, P Hakel, T Ma, K Highbarger, FN Beg, SN Chen, RL Daskalova, RR Freeman, JS Green, H Habara, P Jaanimagi, MH Key, J King, R Kodama, K Krushelnick, H Nakamura, M Nakatsutsumi, AJ MacKinnon, AG MacPhee, RB Stephens, L Van Woerkom, PA Norreys Physics of Plasmas 24, 83115 (2017)


Experimental demonstration of a compact epithermal neutron source based on a high power laser​​

SR Mirfayzi, A Alejo, H Ahmed, D Raspino, S Ansell, LA Wilson, C Armstrong, NMH Butler, RJ Clarke, A Higginson, J Kelleher, CD Murphy, M Notley, DR Rusby, E Schooneveld, M Borghesi, P McKenna, NJ Rhodes, D Neely, CM Brenner, S Kar Appled Physics Letters 111, 44101 (2017)


Efficient post-acceleration of protons in helical coil targets driven by sub-ps laser pulses

H Ahmed, S Kar, G Cantono, P Hadjisolomou, A Poye, D Gwynne, CLS Lewis, A Macchi, K Naughton, G Nersisyan, V Tikhonchuk, O Willi, M Borghesi Scientific Reports 7, 10891 (2017)


Experimental observation of thin-shell instability in a collisionless plasma​

H Ahmed, D Doria, ME Dieckmann, G Sarri, L Romagnani, A Bret, M Cerchez, AL Giesecke, E Ianni, S Kar, M Notley, R Prasad, K Quinn, O Willi, M Borghesi The Astrophysical Journal834, L21 (2017)


Laser-plasma-based Space Radiation Reproduction in the Laboratory​​

B Hidding, O Karger, T Knigstein, G Pretzler, GG Manahan, P McKenna, R Gray, R Wilson, SM Wiggins, GH Welsh, A Beaton, P Delinikolas, DA Jaroszynski, JB Rosenzweig, A Karmakar, V Ferlet-Cavrois, A Costantino, M Muschitiello, E Daly Scientific Reports7, 42354 (2017)


High flux, beamed neutron sources employing deuteron-rich ion beams from D2O-ice layered targets​

A Alejo, AG Krygier, H Ahmed, JT Morrison, RJ Clarke, J Fuchs, A Green, JS Green, D Jung, A Kleinschmidt, Z Najmudin, H Nakamura, P Norreys, M Notley, M Oliver, M Roth, L Vassura, M Zepf, M Borghesi, RR Freeman, S Kar Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 59, 64004 (2017)


Using X-ray spectroscopy of relativistic laser plasma interaction to reveal parametric decay instabilities: a modeling tool for astrophysics

E Oks, E Dalimier, A Faenov, P Angelo, S Pikuz, E Tubman, N Butler, R Dance, T Pikuz, I Skobelev, M Alkhimova, N Booth, J Green, C Gregory, A Andreev, A Zhidkov, R Kodama, P McKenna, N Woolsey Optics Express 25, 1958-1972 (2017)


2016

Evaluating laser-driven Bremsstrahlung radiation sources for imaging and analysis of nuclear waste packages​

CP Jones, CM Brenner, CA Stitt, C Armstrong, DR Rusby, SR Mirfayzi, LA Wilson, A Alejo, H Ahmed, R Allott, NM Butler, RJ Clarke, D Haddock, C Hernandez-Gomez, A Higginson, C Murphy, M Notley, C Paraskevoulakos, J Jowsey, P McKenna, D Neely, S Kar, TB ScottJournal of Hazardous Materials 318, 694-701 (2016)


High resolution Thomson Parabola Spectrometer for full spectral capture of multi-species ion beams

A Alejo, S Kar, A Tebartz, H Ahmed, S Astbury, DC Carroll, J Ding, D Doria, A Higginson, P McKenna, N Neumann, GG Scott, F Wagner, M Roth, M Borghesi Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 83304 (2016)


Experimental measurements of the collisional absorption of XUV radiation in warm dense aluminium​

B Kettle, T Dzelzainis, S White, L Li, B Dromey, M Zepf, CLS Lewis, G Williams, S Kunzel, M Fajardo, H Dacasa, P Zeitoun, A Rigby, G Gregori, C Spindloe, R Heathcote, D Riley Physical Review E 94, 23203 (2016)


Detector for imaging and dosimetry of laser-driven epithermal neutrons by alpha conversion

S Mirfayzi, A Alejo, H Ahmed, L Wilson, S Ansell, C Armstrong, N Butler, R Clarke, A Higginson, M Notley, D Raspino, DR Rusby, M Borghesi, N Rhodes, P McKenna, D Neely, C Brenner, S Kar Journal of Instrumentation 11, C10008 (2016)


Recent developments in the Thomson Parabola Spectrometer diagnostic for laser-driven multi-species ion sources​

A Alejo, D Gwynne, D Doria, H Ahmed, D Carroll, R Clarke, D Neely, G Scott, M Borghesi, S Kar Journal of Instrumentation 11, C10005 (2016)


Plasma scale-length effects on electron energy spectra in high-irradiance laser plasmas

O Culfa, GJ Tallents, AK Rossall, E Wagenaars, CP Ridgers, CD Murphy, RJ Dance, RJ Gray, P McKenna, CDR Brown, SF James, DJ Hoarty, N Booth, APL Robinson, KL Lancaster, SA Pikuz, AY Faenov, T Kampfer, KS Schulze, I Uschmann, NC Woolsey Physical Review E 93, 43201 (2016)


Intra-pulse transition between ion acceleration mechanisms in intense laser-foil interactions​

H Padda, M King, RJ Gray, HW Powell, B Gonzalez-Izquierdo, LC Stockhausen, R Wilson, DC Carroll, RJ Dance, DA MacLellan, XH Yuan, NMH Butler, R Capdessus, M Borghesi, D Neely, P McKenna Physics of Plasmas 23, 63116 (2016)


Magnetic field generation during intense laser channelling in underdense plasma​

AG Smyth, G Sarri, M Vranic, Y Amano, D Doria, E Guillaume, H Habara, R Heathcote, G Hicks, Z Najmudin, H Nakamura, PA Norreys, S Kar, LO Silva, KA Tanaka, J Vieira, M Borghesi Physics of Plasmas 23, 63121 (2016)


Evidence of high-n hollow-ion emission from Si ions pumped by ultraintense x-rays from relativistic laser plasma​

J Colgan, AY Faenov, SA Pikuz, E Tubman, NMH Butler, J Abdallah, RJ Dance, TA Pikuz, IY Skobelev, MA Alkhimova, N Booth, J Green, C Gregory, A Andreev, R Lotzsch, I Uschmann, A Zhidkov, R Kodama, P McKenna, N Woolsey​ Europhysics Letters 114, 35001 (2016)


Numerical study of neutron beam divergence in a beam-fusion scenario employing laser driven ions

A Alejo, A Green, H Ahmed, A Robinson, M Cerchez, R Clarke, D Doria, S Dorkings, J Fernandez, P McKenna, S Mirfayzi, K Naughton, D Neely, P Norreys, C Peth, H Powell, J Ruiz, J Swain, O Willi, M Borghesi, S Kar​ Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 829, 176-180 (2016)


Ion acceleration and plasma jet formation in ultra-thin foils undergoing expansion and relativistic transparency

M King, R Gray, H Powell, D MacLellan, B Gonzalez-Izquierdo, L Stockhausen, G Hicks, N Dover, D Rusby, D Carroll, H Padda, R Torres, S Kar, R Clarke, I Musgrave, Z Najmudin, M Borghesi, D Neely, P McKenna Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 829, 163-166 (2016)


Beamed neutron emission driven by laser accelerated light ions

S Kar, A Green, H Ahmed, A Alejo, APL Robinson, M Cerchez, R Clarke, D Doria, S Dorkings, J Fernandez, SR Mirfayzi, P McKenna, K Naughton, D Neely, P Norreys, C Peth, H Powell, JA Ruiz, J Swain, O Willi, M Borghesi New Journal of Physics 18, 53002 (2016)


Ellipsoidal plasma mirror focusing of high power laser pulses to ultra-high intensities

R Wilson, M King, RJ Gray, DC Carroll, RJ Dance, C Armstrong, SJ Hawkes, RJ Clarke, DJ Robertson, D Neely, P McKenna New Physics of Plasmas 23, 33106 (2016)


Model experiment of magnetic field amplification in laser-produced plasmas via the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability​

Y Kuramitsu, N Ohnishi, Y Sakawa, T Morita, H Tanji, T Ide, K Nishio, CD Gregory, JN Waugh, N Booth, R Heathcote, C Murphy, G Gregori, J Smallcombe, C Barton, A Diziere, M Koenig, N Woolsey, Y Matsumoto, A Mizuta, T Sugiyama, S Matsukiyo, T Moritaka, T Sano, H Takabe​ New Physics of Plasmas 23, 32126 (2016)







Contact: Green, James (STFC,RAL,CLF)