Abstract

Recent progress in high power lasers enables us to access a regime of high-energy-density and/or ultra-strong fields that was not accessible before, opening up a fundamentally new physical domain which includes laboratory astrophysics and laser nuclear physics. In this article, new applications of high-energy and ultra-intense laser will be reviewed.

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2008 (12)

E.I. Moses,"Ignition on the National Ignition Facility," J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 012003, 2008
[CrossRef]

J. Ebrardt and J.M. Chaput,"LMJ project status,"J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 032005, 2008
[CrossRef]

R. Yasuhara et al., "213 W average power of 2.4 GW pulsed thermally controlled Nd:glass zigzag slab laser with a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror," Opt. Lett., vol. 33, no. 15, pp. 1711-1713, 2008
[CrossRef]

S. Bahbah et al., "High power Yb:YAG diode pumped Lucia front-end oscillator (250mJ, 50ns, 2Hz)," J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 032053, 2008
[CrossRef]

H. Azechi and FIREX project, "The FIREX program on the way to inertial fusion energy," J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 012002, 2008
[CrossRef]

M. Ikoma et al., "Unveiling the interior of Jupiter with high-power lasers: equation of state of hydrogen at several 100 GPa," J. Plasma Fusion Res., vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 93-99, 2008 (in Japanese)

K. Shigemori et al., "Multiple shock compression of diamond foils with a shaped laser pulse over 1 TPa," J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 042023, 2008
[CrossRef]

S. Nakai, "Development of integrated IFE system and its industrial applications as intense neutron source," J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 042070, 2008
[CrossRef]

J. Kawanaka et al., "Generation of energetic beam ultimate (GENBU) laser -main laser-," Technical digest of APLS 2008, p. 56, Nagoya, Jan. 2008

K. Yamakawa et al., "Generation of energetic beam ultimate (GENBU) laser -OPCPA laser-," Technical digest of APLS 2008, p. 57, Nagoya, Jan. 2008

J. Kawanaka et al., "New concept for laser fusion energy driver by using cryogenically-cooled Yb:YAG ceramic," J. Phys.: Conf. Series, vol. 112, p. 032058, 2008
[CrossRef]

N.A.M. Hafz et al., "Stable generation of GeV-class electron beams from self-guided laserplasma channels," Nature Photonics, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 971-977, 2008
[CrossRef]

2007 (7)

A. Taylor et al., "A route to the brightest possible neutron source?," Science, vol. 315, pp. 1092-1095, 2007
[CrossRef]

K. Ogawa et al., "Multi-millijoule, diode pumped, cryogenically-cooled <TEX>$Yb:KY(WO_4)_2$</TEX> chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier," Opt. Exp., vol. 15, no. 14, pp. 8598-8602, 2007
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa et al., "Ultra-broadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification using an <TEX>$Yb: LiYF_4$</TEX> chirped pulse amplification pump laser," Opt. Exp., vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 5018-5023, 2007
[CrossRef]

Y. Akahane et al., "High-energy, diode-pumped, picosecond Yb:YAG chirped pulse regenerative amplifier for pumping optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Opt. Lett., vol. 32, no. 13, pp. 1899-1901, 2007
[CrossRef]

L. Robson et al., "Scaling of proton acceleration driven by patawatt-laser-plasma interactions," Nature Phys., vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 58-62, 2007
[CrossRef]

K. Shigemori et al., "Measurement of sound velocity of laser-irradiated iron foils relevant to Earth core condition," Eur. Phys. J. D, vol. 44, pp. 301-305, 2007
[CrossRef]

C.A. Haynam et al., "National Ignition Facility laser performance status," Appl. Opt., vol. 46, no. 16, pp. 3276-3303, 2007
[CrossRef]

2006 (10)

J. Hein et al., "Polaris: An all diode-pumped ultrahigh peak power laser for high repetition rates," in Lasers and nuclei, pp.47-66, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

M. Borghesi et al., "Fast ion generation by high-intensity laser irradiation of solid target and applications," Fusion Sci. Technol., vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 412-439, 2006

H. Schwoere,"High-intensity laser-matter interaction," in Lasers and nuclei, pp.7-24, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

W. P. Leemans et al., "GeV electron beams from a centimeter-scale accelerator," Nature Phys., vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 696-699, 2006
[CrossRef]

V. Malka, J. Faure, S. Fritzer, and Y. Glinec, "Electron and proton beams produced by ultrashort laser pulses," in Lasers and nuclei, pp.81-90, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006
[CrossRef]

T. Zagar, J. Galy, and J. Magil, "Pulsed neutron sources by table-top accelerated protons," in Lasers and nuclei, pp. 109-128, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

J. Magil, J. Galy, and T. Zagar, "Laser transmutation of nuclear materials," in Lasers and nuclei, pp.131-146, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

K. Imasaki et al., "High brightness <TEX>$\gamma$</TEX>-ray generation and nuclear transmutation," in Lasers and nuclei, pp. 147-168, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

F. Ewald,"Laser-triggerd nuclear reactions,"in Lasers and nuclei, pp.25-45, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

L. Robson et al., "High-power laser production of PET isotopes," in Lasers and nuclei, pp.191-204, ed. H. Schwoerer, J. Magil and B. Beleites, Springer, 2006

2005 (2)

P. McKenna et al., "Broad energy spectrum of laseraccelerated protons for spallation-related physics," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 94, p. 084801, 2005
[CrossRef]

S. Tokita et al., "Sapphire-conductive end-cooling of high power cryogenic Yb:YAG lasers," Appl. Phys. B, vol. 80, pp. 635-638, 2005
[CrossRef]

2004 (11)

J.M. Yang et al., "Neutron production by fast protons from ultraintense lase-plasma interactions," J. Appl. Phys., vol. 96, no. 11, pp. 6912-6918, 2004
[CrossRef]

K.L. Lancaster et al., "Characterization of <TEX>$^7Li(p,n)^7$</TEX>Be neutron yields from laser produced ion beams for fast neutron radiography," Phys. Plasmas, vol 11, no. 7, pp. 3404-3408, 2004
[CrossRef]

V. Malka et al., "Practicability of protontherapy using compact laser systems," Med. Phys., vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 1587-1592, 2004
[CrossRef]

E. Foulkal et al., "Energy and intensity modulated radiation therapy using laser accelerated proton beams," Med. Phys., vol. 31, p. 1884, 2004

K.W.D. Ledingham et al., "High power laser production of short-lived isotopes for positron emission tomography," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., vol. 37, pp. 23412345, 2004
[CrossRef]

S.P.D. Mangles et al., "Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions," Nature, vol. 431, no. 7008, pp. 535-541, 2004
[CrossRef]

C.G.R. Geddes et al., "High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasama-channel guiding," Nature, vol. 431, no. 7008, pp. 538-541, 2004
[CrossRef]

J. Faure et al., “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature, vol. 431, no. 7008, pp. 541-544, 2004
[CrossRef]

P. MaKenna et al., "Proton and heavier ion acceleration in ultrahigh intensity laser-interactions with heated target fiols," Phys. Rev. E 70, 036405 (2004)
[CrossRef]

Y. Kitagawa et al., "Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor," IEEE J. Quantum Electron., vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 281- 293, 2004
[CrossRef]

K. Yamakawa, "Table top lasers create ultrahigh peak powers," Oyo-Butsuri, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 186-193, 2004 (in Japanese)

2003 (7)

E. Foulkal and C. Ma, "Laser accelerated carbon ion beams for radiation therapy," Med. Phys., vol. 30, p. 1448, 2003

S. Fritzler et al., "Proton beams generated with highintensity lasers: Applications to medical isotope production," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 83, no. 15, pp. 3039-3041, 2003
[CrossRef]

H. Takabe,"Laser Nuclear Physics,"AAPPS Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 18-25, 2003

K.W.D. Ledingham, P. Mc Kenna, and R.P. Singhal, Applications "for nuclear phenomena generated by ultraintense lasers," Science, vol. 300, pp. 1107-1111, 2003
[CrossRef]

K.W.D. Ledingham et al, "Laser-driven photo-transmutation of <TEX>$^{129}I-a long-lived$</TEX> nuclear waste product," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., vol. 36, pp. L79-L82, 2003
[CrossRef]

J. Magil et al.,"Laser transmutation of iodine-129,"Appl. Phys. B, vol. 77, pp. 387-390, 2003
[CrossRef]

H. Yoshida et al., "High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in <TEX>$\beta-BaB_2O_4$</TEX> crystal," Opt. Lett., vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 257-259, 2003
[CrossRef]

2002 (7)

R. Kodama et al.,"Fast heating scalable to laser fusion ignition," Nature, vol. 418, no. 6901, pp. 933-934, 2002
[CrossRef]

S.V. Bulanov et al., “Oncological hadrontherapy with laser ion accelerators,” Phys. Lett. A, vol. 299, no. 2-3, pp. 240-247, 2002
[CrossRef]

S.V. Bulanov and V.S. Khoroshkov, "Feasibility of using laser ion accelerators in proton therapy," Plasma Phys. Rep., vol. 28, pp. 453-457, 2002
[CrossRef]

D. Li, K. Imasaki, and M. Aoki, "Analysis on coupling gamma-ray to nuclear giant resonance," J. Nucl. Sci. Technol., vol. 39, no. 11. pp. 1247-1249, 2002
[CrossRef]

R. Kodama et al., "Fast-heating of ultra-high density plasma as a step toward laser fusion ignition," Nature, vol. 412, no. 6489, pp. 798-802, 2001
[CrossRef]

A. J. Bayramian et al., "Activation of the Mercury laser system: A diode-pumped solid-state laser driver for inertial fusion," Proc. Inertial Fusion Science and Applications (IFSA) 2001, pp.459-464, ed. K.A. Tanaka et al., Elsevier, 2002

M. Hegelich et al., "MeV ion jets from short-pulse-laser interaction with thin foils," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 085002 (2002)
[CrossRef]

2001 (7)

H. Takabe et al.,"Laser Nuclear Physics,"J. Plasma Fusion Res., vol. 77, no. 11, pp. 1094-1136, 2001 (Special Topic Article)

A. V. Andreev, V.M. Gordienko and A.B. Savel"ev, "Nuclear processes in a high-temperature plasma by an ultrashort laser pulse," Quantum Electron., vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 941-956, 2001
[CrossRef]

S.C. Wilks et al., "Energetic proton generation in ultraintense laser-solid interactions," Phys. Plasmas, vol. 8, no. 2, 542-549, 2001
[CrossRef]

T. Kawashima et al., "Design and performance of a diodepumped Nd:silica-phosphate glass zig-zag slab laser amplifier for the inertial fusion energy," Jpn, J. Appl. Phys., vol. 40, no. 11, pp. 6415-6425, 2001
[CrossRef]

M.I.K. Santala et al., "Production of radioactive nuclides by energetic protons generated from intense laser-plasma interactions," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol 78, no. 1, pp. 19-21, 2001
[CrossRef]

H. Schwoerer et al., "MeV X rays and photoneutrons from femtosecond laser-produced plasmas," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 86, no. 11, pp. 2317-2320, 2001
[CrossRef]

L.J. Perkins et al., "The investigation of high intensity laser driven micro neutron sources for fusion materials research at high fluence", Nuclear Fusion, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 1-19, 2001
[CrossRef]

2000 (5)

K.W.D. Ledingham et al., "Photonuclear physics when multiterawtt laser pulse interacys with solid targets," Phys. Rev. Lett, vol. 84, no. 5, pp. 899-902, 2000
[CrossRef]

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