Björn Manuel Hegelich
University of Texas
Prof. Manuel Hegelich, an experimental laser physicist, very successfully joint with his group the exploration of the laser interaction with ultra-thin foils (produced at MAP). We are observing very dense laser-induced ion beams, the breakout of dense electron bunches and the production of high harmonics at different lasers, exploring this new coherent physics. The ultrashort dense secondary beams promise to have new properties in nonlinear interactions.
Interaction of ultra-intense electromagnetic fields with matter; high-energy density physics; laser-particle acceleration