Ultrafast Plasma Optics for High-Power Coherent Light Sources

Matthew Edwards | 20-ERD-057

Executive Summary

We are developing plasma-based optical components for the manipulation of high-power laser beams, including redirection, polarization control, and frequency conversion. If successful, these components will yield a significant increase in deliverable energy and intensity, thus improving tools that can drive and probe dense plasmas and novel materials, with applications in national security, energy production, and high-energy-density science.


Edwards, M. 2020. "Electron Nanobunch Width Dominated Spectral Power Law for Relativistic Harmonic Generation from Ultrathin Foils." Physical Review Letters 124 (185004). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.185004. LLNL-JRNL-801712