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2019/2020

Fundamentals of Laser-Plasma Physics

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12ZFLP ZK 2 2+0 Czech
Lecturer:
Ondřej Klimo (guarantor), Jan Pšikal
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physical Electronics
Synopsis:

These lectures will review the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of short high power laser pulse interactions with matter and its applications.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1) High power lasers, from nanoseconds to femtoseconds

2) Interaction with single atoms - ionization of matter

3) Laser pulse interaction with single electron

4) Introduction to laser plasma physics - basic parameters and terms

5) The three approaches to plasma physics

6) Laser absorption and propagation in underdense and overdense plasmas

7) Thermal conduction, heat and shock waves

8) Laser plasma interaction in relativistic regime

9) Applications of short pulse laser matter interactions

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Theory of the interaction of high power lasers with matter including ionization of the matter, propagation and absorption of the laser pulse in plasmas and the subsequent energy transport in the target.

Skills:

Understanding the basic processes taking part in the laser matter interaction and become familiar with the fundamental findings and approaches in this topic.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Paul Gibbon, Short pulse laser interactions with matter an introduction, Imperial College Press 2005.

Recommended references:

[2] D. A. Jaroszynski, R. A. Bingham, R. A. Cairns, Laser-Plasma Interactions, Taylor and Francis 2009.

[3] S. Eliezer, The Interaction of High-Power Lasers with Plasmas, Institute of Physics Publishing 2002.

Note:
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