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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Intense Lasers and Particle Beams

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

RO# Location
64.15.76.B8084 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Daniel Francis Gordon daniel.gordon@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.5036

Description

Postdoctoral candidates are sought to carry out research on intense radiation and particle beams interacting in various nonlinear media, including plasmas, gases, liquids, and solids. The research environment is one of close collaboration between experimental and theoretical scientists. The propagation of intense laser radiation in air or water involves a number of physical processes, including nonlinear Kerr focusing, stimulated Raman scattering, filamentation and self-guiding, multi-photon ionization and plasma formation, and others. High intensity laser radiation propagating in plasma can accelerate electrons or ions to high energies in a short distance due to the extreme longitudinal fields that are possible in a plasma. High intensity particle beams propagating in air or other media are subject to nonlinear guiding, as well as disruptive effects. Candidates should have experience with experimental, theoretical, or numerical approaches to addressing the physics issues associated with these processes.

 

Keywords:
Ultrashort; Lasers Beams; Directed energy; Plasma; Ultrafast; Optics; Accelerator; High-field;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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