Tailored Particle Sources Driven by Precision-Shaped Short-Pulse Laser Pulses

Derek Mariscal | 20-ERD-048

Executive Summary

We will develop and explore the use of short-pulse laser pulse-shaping for precision tailoring of laser-driven particle beams. If successful, the resulting short-pulse predictive modeling and pulse-shaping capability will lead to unprecedented control over particle yields and energies and provide significant improvements to radiographic applications for stockpile stewardship.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Mariscal, Derek, Joohwan Kim, Andreas Kemp, Scott Wilks, Graeme Scott, Raspberry Simpson, Elizabeth Grace, Ginevra Cochran, Jaebum Park, and Tammy Ma. "Enhancing Laser-driven MeV Electron and Proton Spectra with Pseudo-Shaped Short Pulses," in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (pp. JM3A–23) 2020.

Mariscal, Derek, Blagoje Djordjevic, Elizabeth Grace, Reed Hollinger, Tammy Ma, Graeme G. Scott, Huanyu Song, Raspberry Simpson, Jorge J, Rocca, and Shoujun Wang. "Design of flexible proton beam imaging energy spectrometers (PROBIES)," Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (2021).

Djordjevic, B.Z., A.J. Kemp, J. Kim, R.A. Simpson, S.C. Wilks, T. Ma, and D.A. Mariscal. "Modeling laser-driven ion acceleration with deep learning," Physics of Plasmas 28, no.4 (2021): 043105.

Djordjevic, B.Z., A.J. Kemp, J. Kim, J. Ludwig, R.A. Simpson, S.C. Wilks, T. Ma, and D.A. Mariscal. "Characterizing the acceleration time of laser-driven ion acceleration with data-informed neural networks,"Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 63, no.9 (2021): 094005.

Simpson, R.A., D. Mariscal, G.J. Williams, G.G. Scott, E. Grace, and T. Ma. "Development of a deep learning based automated data analysis for step-filter x-ray spectrometers in support of high-repetition rate short-pulse laser-driven acceleration experiments," Review of Scientific Instruments 92, no. 7 (2021): 075101.

Ma, Tammy, Derek, Mariscal, R. Anirudh, T, Bremer, B.Z. Djordjevic, T. Galvin, E. Grace, S. Herriot, S. Jacobs, B. Kailkhura, et al. "Accelerating the rate of discovery: toward high-repetition-rate HED science," Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 63, no. 10 (2021): 104003.

Simpson, R.A., G.G. Scott, D. Mariscal, D. Rusby, P.M. King, E. Grace, A. Aghedo, I. Pagano, M. Sinclair, C. Armstrong, et al. "Scaling of laser-driven electron and proton acceleration as a function of laser pulse duration, energy, and intensity in the multi-picosecond regime," Physics of Plasmas 28, no. 1 (2021): 013108.