Publications

Journal Publications

Automation and Control of Wakefield Laser Wakefield Accelerators Using Bayesian Optimization.

R. J. Shalloo,  S. J. D. Dann and M. J. V. Streeter on the difficulty in control and optimization of the accelerator outputs due to coupling between input parameters and the dynamic evolution of the accelerating structure. Nature,  December 11, 2020

Characterizing extreme laser intensities by ponderomotive acceleration of protons from rarified gas

O. E. Vais, A. G. R. Thomas, A. Maksimchuk, K. Krushelnick and V. Yu. Bychenkov.  A proposal for a new method to diagnose extreme laser intensities through measurement of angular and spectral distributions of protons directly accelerated by the laser focused into a rarefied gas. New Journal of Physics 22, 023003 (2020).

Conference Presentations

I. Jovanovic, G. Kalinchenko, C. Kuranz, A. Maksimchuk, J. Nees, A. G. R. Thomas, L. Willingale, K. Krushelnick,  “Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort Pulse Laser System (ZEUS) at the University of Michigan” Ultrafast Optics XII, October 6–11, 2019, Brač, Croatia, TH14.6.

A. Maksimchuk, I. Jovanovic, G. Kalinchenko, C. Kuranz, Nees, A. G. R. Thomas, L. Willingale, and K. Krushelnick, “Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort Pulse Laser System (ZEUS) at the University of Michigan,” American Physical Society 61-th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, October 21–25, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, YP10.00049.