Study of laser-plasma interaction with particle-in-cell simulationsattosecond pulse generation and proton acceleration

  1. Blanco Fraga, Manuel
Dirigida por:
  1. Maria Teresa Flores-Arias Directora

Universidad de defensa: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 12 de marzo de 2018

Tribunal:
  1. Carmen Bao Varela Presidenta
  2. Carlos Hernández García Secretario/a
  3. Helder Crespo Vocal

Tipo: Tesis

Resumen

The advancement of lasers over the last decades has allowed researchers to explore new regimes of physics and their applications. High power lasers interacting with plasmas have provided with the tools to create high frequency ultrashort pulsed radiation, near the X-ray regime and with temporal lengths on the attosecond scale, and has allowed to create compact and cheap particle accelerators. Numerical simulations are a fundamental tool in the advancement of this scientific area, since they provide with insights into the physical processes involved and they can be used to design experiments. In this thesis we present the results of numerical simulations for ultrashort pulse production, ion acceleration and other laser-plasma applications.