Laser-Plasma Interactions and Applications

  • Paul McKenna
  • David Neely
  • Robert Bingham
  • Dino Jaroszynski

Part of the Scottish Graduate Series book series (SGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theoretical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Andreev
      Pages 19-45
  3. High Energy Density Physics

  4. Inertial Confinement Fusion

  5. Laser-Plasma Particle and Radiation Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Victor Malka
      Pages 281-301
    3. Markus Roth, Marius Schollmeier
      Pages 303-350
  6. Tools and Instrumentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Alex P. L. Robinson
      Pages 377-395
    3. Alex P. L. Robinson
      Pages 397-408
    4. David Neely, Tim Goldsack
      Pages 409-430
    5. Martin Tolley, Chris Spindloe
      Pages 431-459
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 461-471

About this book


Laser-Plasma Interactions and Applications covers the fundamental and applied aspects of high power laser-plasma physics. With an internationally renowned team of authors, the book broadens the knowledge of young researchers working in high power laser-plasma science by providing them with a thorough pedagogical grounding in the interaction of laser radiation with matter, laser-plasma accelerators, and inertial confinement fusion.

The text is organised such that the theoretical foundations of the subject are discussed first, in Part I. In Part II, topics in the area of high energy density physics are covered. Parts III and IV deal with the applications to inertial confinement fusion and as a driver of particle and radiation sources, respectively. Finally, Part V describes the principle diagnostic, targetry, and computational approaches used in the field.

This book is designed to give students a thorough foundation in the fundamental physics of laser-plasma interactions. It will also provide readers with knowledge of the latest research trends and elucidate future exciting challenges in laser-plasma science.


High Power Lasers Inertial Confinement Fusion Laser Radiation Laser-plasma Accelerators Laser-plasma Physics Laser-plasma Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul McKenna
    • 1
  • David Neely
    • 2
  • Robert Bingham
    • 3
  • Dino Jaroszynski
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of PhysicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Science + Technology Facilities CouncilCentral Laser FacilityOxfordshireUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Science + Technology Facilities CouncilCentral Laser FacilityOxfordshireUnited Kingdom
  4. 4., Department of PhysicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00037-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00038-1
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