Plasma Photonics: Manipulating Light Using Plasmas

Pierre Michel | 18-ERD-046

Executive Summary

We will develop a concept for next-generation optical systems for high-power lasers in which crystal components, which are subject to damage, are functionally replaced by plasma. This energy-increasing innovation supports national missions in inertial confinement fusion and nuclear stockpile stewardship.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

Michel, P. 2019. "An Analytical Study of Non-Resonant Transient Cross-Beam Power Transfer Relevant to Recent Progress in Plasma Photonics." Phys. Plasmas, 26, 043101. doi: 10.1063/1.5090266. LLNL-JRNL-766152.

––– . 2019. "Excitation and Control of Large Amplitude Standing Ion Acoustic Waves." Physics of Plasmas, 26, 092109. doi: 10.1063/1.5122300. LLNL-JRNL-772392.