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NLUF Call for Proposals for Experiments in FY2024-2025

LLE is accepting proposals for experiments in the National Laser Users' Facility (NLUF) program on the Omega Laser Facility until Feb. 6, 2023 at 11:59:59 PM EST.

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Publications

Non-thermal electron acceleration from magnetically driven reconnection in a laboratory plasma

A. Chien, L Gao, S. Zhang, H. Ji, E. G. Blackman, W. Daughton, A. Stanier, A. Le, F. Guo, R. Follett, H. Chen, G. Fiksel, G. Bleotu, R. C. Cauble, S. N. Chen, A. Fazzini, K. Flippo, O. French, D. H. Froula, J. Fuchs, S. Fujioka, K. Hill, S. Klein, C. Kuranz, P. Nilson, A. Rasmus, and R. Takizawa. Nat. Phys. (2023).

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7th Workshop on the Magnetic Fields in High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasmas (LaB)

Dec 19-21, 2022 | Paris and Palaiseau, France | Hybrid Workshop

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Ablating Ion Velocity Distributions in Short-Pulse-Heated Solids via X-Ray Doppler Shifts

B. F. Kraus, Lan Gao, W. Fox, K. W. Hill, M. Bitter, P. C. Efthimion, A. Moreau, R. Hollinger, Shoujun Wang, Huanyu Song, and J. J. Rocca. Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 235001 (2022).

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LaserNetUS Virtual Town Hall for Cycle 5

Nov 15, 2022 | 10:00 am - noon PST

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Ultra-compact x-ray spectrometer for high-repetition-rate laser–plasma experiments

G. Zeraouli, D. Mariscal, E. Grace, G. G. Scott, K. K. Swanson, R. Simpson, B. Z. Djordjevic, R. Nedbailo, H. Song, J. Morrison, J. Park, R. Hollinger, S. Wang, J. J. Rocca, and T. Ma. Rev. of Sci. Instrum. 93, 113508 (2022).

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Applications of machine learning to a compact magnetic spectrometer for high repetition rate, laser-driven particle acceleration

K. K. Swanson, D. A. Mariscal, B. Z. Djordjevic, G. Zeraouli, G. G. Scott, R. Hollinger, S. Wang, H. Song, B. Sullivan, R. Nedbailo, J. J. Rocca, and T. Ma Rev. Sci. Instrum. 93, 103547 (2022).

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LaserNetUS i-USE committee launches proposal writing office hours

Starting Oct. 28, 2022, Prof. Scott Feister will host office hours on Fridays from 10 - noon Pacific to answer any questions you have about preparing a proposal for Cycle 5.

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2nd Webinar on “How to Write a Successful LaserNetUS Proposal”

Oct. 26, 2022 | 10:00 am - noon PDT

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Publications

Investigation of Proton Beam-Driven Fusion Reactions Generated by an Ultra-Short Petawatt-Scale Laser Pulse

M. S. Schollmeier, V. Shirvanyan, C. Capper, S. Steinke, A. Higginson, R. Hollinger, J. T. Morrison, R. Nedbailo, Huanyu Song, Shoujun Wang, J. J. Rocca, and G. Korn. Laser Part, 2022, 2404263, (2022).

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Faculty position job openings targeting LaserNetUS research areas (2022/2023)

Check back for additional faculty job postings.

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Homogeneous, Micron-Scale High-Energy-Density Matter Generated by Relativistic Laser-Solid Interactions

N. F. Beier, H. Allison, P. Efthimion, K. A. Flippo, L. Gao, S. B. Hansen, K. Hill, R. Hollinger, M. Logantha, Y. Musthafa, R. Nedbailo, V. Senthilkumaran, R. Shepherd, V. N. Shlyaptsev, H. Song, S. Wang, F. Dollar, J. J. Rocca, and A. E. Hussein, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 135001 (2022)

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Multi-GeV Electron Bunches from an All-Optical Laser Wakefield Accelerator

B. Miao, J. E. Shrock, L. Feder, R. C. Hollinger, J. Morrison, R. Nedbailo , A. Picksley , H. Song, S. Wang, J. J. Rocca, and H. M. Milchberg. Phys. Rev. X 12, 031038 (2022).

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2022 LaserNetUS Users' Meeting

Aug. 16-18, 2022 in Fort Collins, CO. Click here for more information and to visit the conference website.

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DOE announces $8.3M for HEDLP

The SC-NNSA Joint Program in HEDLP was established to steward HEDLP science within DOE.

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High-repetition-rate, multi-MeV deuteron acceleration from converging heavy water microjets at laser intensities of 10 21 W/cm2

F. Treffert, C. B. Curry, H.-G. J. Chou, C. J. Crissman, D. P. DePonte, F. Fiuza, G. D. Glenn, R. C. Hollinger, R. Nedbailo, J. Park, C. Schoenwaelder, H. Song, S. Wang, J. J. Rocca, M. Roth, S. H. Glenzer, and M. Gauthier. Appl. Phys. Lett. 121, 074104 (2022).

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A laser parameter study on enhancing proton generation from microtube foil targets

J. Strehlow, J. Kim, M. Bailly-Grandvaux, S. Bolaños, H. Smith, A. Haid, E. L. Alfonso, C. Aniculaesei, H. Chen, T. Ditmire, M. E. Donovan, S. B. Hansen, B. M. Hegelich, H. S. McLean, H. J. Quevedo, M. M. Spinks and Farhat N. Beg, Sci. Rep. 12, 10827 (2022).

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Basic Research Needs Workshop on Inertial Fusion Energy

Register now as an Attendee to participate in a series of plenary sessions on June 21 on Inertial Fusion Energy in the U.S.

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Awarded Experiments

LaserNetUS Cycle 4 Experiments Announced

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Transient Relativistic Plasma Grating to Tailor High-Power Laser Fields, Wakefield Plasma Waves, and Electron Injection

Q. Chen, D. Maslarova, J. Wang, S. X. Lee, V. Horny, and D. Umstadter. Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 164801, (2022).

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