Plasma photonics using high power lasers as a basis for new technologies

by Dino Jaroszynski (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Big Conference Room

Big Conference Room


In this talk we will present interesting new experimental and theoretical work on creating one, two and three dimensional plasma structures using the regular structures of high fields produced by colliding laser beams in gas and plasma. These volume Bragg structures have many interesting properties, which include spatially and time dependent birefringence and time boundaries. They can be formed into very robust time dependent optical elements such as wave-plates, lenses, mirrors, amplifiers and diffraction gratings. The talk will focus on recent experimental and theoretic studies by the Strathclyde group and collaborators, which show great promise in contributing to the development of next generation lasers, accelerators and radiation sources