Springer Theses

Ion acceleration and extreme light field generation based on ultra-short and ultra–intense lasers

Authors: Ji, Liangliang

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Proposes a new method significantly improving the efficiency of heavy-ion acceleration
  • Shows the potential of plasma-based relativistic optics for generating extreme light fields
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About this book

This book is dedicated to the relativistic (laser intensity above 1018 W/cm2) laser-plasma interactions, which mainly concerns two important aspects: ion acceleration and extreme-light-field (ELF). Based on the ultra-intense and ultra–short CP lasers, this book proposes a new method that significantly improves the efficiency of heavy-ion acceleration, and deals with the critical thickness issues of light pressure acceleration. More importantly, a series of plasma approaches for producing ELFs, such as the relativistic single-cycle laser pulse, the intense broad-spectrum chirped laser pulse and the ultra-intense isolated attosecond (10-18s) pulse are introduced. This book illustrates that plasma not only affords a tremendous accelerating gradient for ion acceleration but also serves as a novel medium for ELF generation, and hence has the potential of plasma-based optics, which have a great advantage on the light intensity due to the absence of device damage threshold.

About the authors

Liangliang Ji received his B. Sc. in physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. He obtained his Ph. D. in physics in July 2011, from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. During his Ph.D. study in the group of Prof. Baifei Shen,  he mainly worked on new particle acceleration schemes and extreme light field generation based on relativistic laser-plasma interaction. Later on, he won Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and became a post-doc fellow working with Prof. Alexander Pukhov at Duesseldorf University in Germany. His recent research interests include laser-ion acceleration and  the effects of quantum electrodynamics (QED) in strong relativistic laser-plasma interaction.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ji, Liangliang

    Pages 1-40

  • Ion Acceleration I: Efficient Heavy Ion Acceleration by ESA

    Ji, Liangliang

    Pages 41-49

  • Ion Acceleration II: The Critical Target Thickness in Light Sail Acceleration

    Ji, Liangliang

    Pages 51-55

  • Extreme Light Field Generation I: Quasi-Single-Cycle Relativistic Laser Pulse

    Ji, Liangliang

    Pages 57-64

  • Extreme Light Field Generation II: Short-Wavelength Single-Cycle Ultra-Intense Laser Pulse

    Ji, Liangliang

    Pages 65-72

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ion acceleration and extreme light field generation based on ultra-short and ultra–intense lasers
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54007-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54007-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54006-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52434-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 84
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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