Plasma Photonics: Manipulating Light Using Plasmas

Pierre Michel | 18-ERD-046

Executive Summary

We are developing 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, and Patents

Michel, P. 2019. "Single Shot High Bandwidth Laser Plasma Probe." Physics of Plasmas 26 (113108). doi:10.1063/1.5124401. LLNL-JRNL-785864

Michel, P., et al. 2020. "Polarization-Dependent Theory of Two-Wave Mixing in Nonlinear Media, and Application to Dynamical Polarization Control." Physical Review X 10 (021039). doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.10.021039. LLNL-JRNL-802433