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Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers TEI of Crete, Greece - HiPER-GR

Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers
T.E.I. of Crete, Greece
Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers (CPPL) is an internationally renowned
Centre pursuing cutting edge research on:
Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers
•High Laser Intensity Plasma Interactions
•Physics and Technology of Ultrashort & Intense Laser Generated Secondary Sources
CPPL Objectives
• To study the high energy density plasma physics and ultra-intense non-linear
laser matter and plasma interactions
• To study the generation and applications of secondary laser-induced sources:
Ultrafast & Intense X-rays, XUV light and γ-rays
Fast, Low Divergence, Mono-energetic particles (electrons, ions and neutrons)
T.E.I. of Crete, Greece
•Development and Applications of State of the Art Pulsed Power Devices
UltraHigh Frequency Sounds
THz Light
•Laser- & Secondary Sources-Based Diagnostics for Plasmas and Materials
•Technology and Applications of Few Cycle Laser Pulses
*The Centre team is the Leading Participant of Fundamental Science Program
• To develop diagnostics for matter and plasma characterization
• To train postgraduate and graduate students on Laser Plasma Interactions,
Secondary Sources, Pinch Devices, High-Power and Ultrafast lasers and
associated technology
of HiPER-Europe and coordinates the HiPER-GR Network
Man Power
• Dr. Michael Tatarakis, Professor of Laser Plasma Physics
• Dr. Nektarios Papadogiannis, Professor of Ultrafast Optics and Non-linear Optics and Optoacoustics
Dr. Efthimios Bakarezos, Assistant Professor, Physicist, Ultrafast Optics
Dr. John Kaliakatsos Professor, Physicist, Material Science
Dr. John Chatzakis, Assist. Professor, Electronics Engineer, Plasma Pulse Power Devices
Dr. Constantinos Petridis, Lecturer, Physicist, Laser Optics
Dr. Christos Kamperidis, HiPER Fellow, Physicist, Laser Plasma Physics
Dr. Eugene Clark, HiPER Fellow, Physicist, Laser Plasma Physics
Dr. S.Murtaza Hassan, Marie-Curie Fellow, Laser Plasma Physics
Dr. Elena Baronova, Marie-Curie Fellow, Laser Plasma Physics
Dr. Charalambos Kiagias, Post doc Fellow, Laser Acoustics
Mr Spyros Brezas, MSc, Engineer
Mr Vasilis Miriokefalitakis, MSc, Engineer
Mr Emmanuel Maragoudakis, Engineer
Ms Irene Tzianaki, MSc, PhD student
Mr Yannis Orphanos, MSc, PhD Student
Mr George Androulakis, MSc, PhD student
Dr. Vasilis Dimitriou, Lecturer, Mathematics/Computational Mechanics, Theory
Dr. Michael Psimopoulos, Physicist, Plasma Theory
Dr. Sevim Tanriverdi, Physicist, Plasma Theory
Dr. Victor Vikherv, Physicist, Plasma Theory
Dr. Dimitris Pliakis, Mathematical Physicist, Analytical Mathematics
Dr Maria Eleftheriou, Physicist, Laser Matter Interaction Theory
Dr Dimitrios Zacharioudakis, Physist, Laser Acoustics Theory
CPPL Photorealistic representation of
New Building 2700 m2
CPPL Collaborations
• High Intensity Laser Plasma Physics and Secondary Sources
Main Collaboration with: Imperial College London, Rutherford Appleton
Laboratory, University Milano Biccoca, Univeristy of Piza, University of
California at San Diego, Technical University of Lisboa
• Ultrafast Laser Matter Interactions and Plasma Diagnostics
Main Collaboration with: Queens University Belfast, Rutherford Appleton
Laboratory, DESY, Imperial College London, Univ.of Ioannina, TUC,
• High Intensity Laser Radiation Safety
Main Collaboration with: Technical University of Madrid
CPPL New Building 2700 m2
Selected High Impact Publications of
CPPL Researchers
Plasma Cavitation in ultraintense laser
interactions with underdense helioum plasmas,
Generation of Ultrahigh-Velocity Ionizing
Shocks with Petawatt-Class Laser Pulses
Temporaly and spatially resolved
measurements of multi-megagauss magnetic
fields in high intensity laser produced plasmas”
High repetition rate pseudospark trigger
Bidirectional jet formation during driven
magnetic reconnection in two-beam laserplasma interactions
Time resolved refractive index and absorption
mapping of light-plasma filaments in water
Effect of relativistic plasma on extremeultraviolet harmonic emission from intense
laser-matter interactions,
Quantitative two-dimensional shadow-graphic
method for high-sensitivity density
measurement of under-critical laser plasmas
Enhanced harmonic conversion efficiency in
the self-guided propagation of femtosecond
ultraviolet laser pulses in argon
Direct observation of attosecond light bunching
NATURE 426 (2003)
Two-photon ionization of He through a
superposition of higher harmonics
Measuring huge magnetic fields
NATURE (2002)
Measurements of Energetic Proton Transport
through Magnetized Plasma from Intense laser
interactions with solids
Observation of attosecond light localization in
higher order harmonic generation
Plasma formations on the front and rear of
plastic targets due to high-intensity laser
generated fast electrons
CPPL New Building 2700 m2
Addressing the new engineering design needs for hosting
ultrafast and intense lasers and relevant applications:
•Vibration-isolated Laboratory Floor, completely isolated by the side walls and the rest of
the building structure
•State of the Art Electro-Mechanical devices ensure stable temperature and humidity
conditions throughout the year, as well as high indoor pressure for the achievement of
dust free environment
•Infrastructure includes autonomous support facilities for the Academic and
administration personnel, e.g. Conference room, Meeting room, Library, 35 office stations,
restaurant and Private Parking
Laboratories Area 1400 m2
Support Facilities 500 m2
Office area 800 m2
CPPL Major Facilities and Diagnostics
Ultrafast Ti:Sapphire laser system (Femtolasers GmbH)
Oscillator: <10fs, 200mW (avg), 80 MHz, CEP-stabilized
Amplifier: <35fs, >1.5mJ pp, 1 KHz, CEP-stabilized
<7fs, >0.8mJ pp, 1 KHz, CEP-stabilized
(RMS Δφ=±80 mrad for 1hour)
Picosecond Q-switched, SBS compressed Nd:YAG laser, 150ps, 250mJ pp (max), 10Hz, four harmonics
Nanosecond Q-switched, single longitudinal mode Nd:YAG laser, 6ns, 850mJ pp (max), 10Hz, four
harmonics (Quantel)
CW, DPSS lasers for Interferometry and Holography 5W, 532nm, single longitudinal mode (Coherent)
High Harmonic Generation and Detection System (QUB and DESY collaboration)
MeV Electron Magnetic Energy Analyzer
High performance, high-repetition rate Miniature Plasma Focus device
High performance X-pinch system
CCD-based computer-controlled laser shadowgraphy & soft X-ray Imaging System
X-ray Spectrometers, Photomultipliers and photodiodes based hard X-ray measurement system,
Microchannel Plates-Phosphor Screen Imaging Systems, Cameras for Vis, UV and XUV
Laser Pulse Characterization device (down to 4.5 fs)
ESPI system for Plasma and Material Characterization
3d Holographic Camera
Electron Microscope (CMT-TEI of Crete Collaboration)
Part of the state of the art sub-7 fs
Ultrahigh Intensity Laser System
Ultrahigh frequency sources setup
using sub-7 fs Laser System
CPPL Research in HiPER Related
• Ultrahigh Intensity Laser Plasma Interactions, Fast and Shock Ignition and
Secondary Sources
Michael Tatarakis, Eugene Clark, Christos Kamperidis, Nektarios Papadogiannis,
John Chatzakis, Michael Psimopoulos
Main Collaboration with: Imperial College London, Rutherford Appleton
Laboratory, University of California at San Diego
• Plasma Diagnostics
Nektarios Papadogiannis, Michael Tatarakis, Makis Bakarezos, Kostas Petridis
Main Collaboration with: Queens University Belfast, DESY, IESL/FORTH, Univ.of
• High Laser Intensity Radiation Safety
Eugene Clark, Chirstos Kamperidis, Michael Tatarakis
Main Collaboration with: Technical University of Madrid
Nano-Second High Intensity Single Longitudinal Mode
Laser & Setup for Dynamic Plasma Holography
Pico-Second High Intensity Laser & Plasma
Focus setup
Training Actions taken by CPPL in the
Framework of HiPER:
Education on HiPER
•Nuclear Diagnostics
•K-alpha imaging
•X-ray Thomson scattering
•X-ray quantitative shadowgraphy
•X-ray High Harmonic Diagnostics
•Electron diagnostics
•Proton diagnostics
•Ultra fast streak camera
•Advanced optical probing
•Elastic wave excitation & propagation
Excellent Devices for training on:
Laser Plasma Physics
Intense Laser Technology
Fast Electronics and Optoelectronics Devices
Ultrafast Optics and Applications
Fast and Shock Ignition
Nuclear Physics
Radiation Safety
Optics & Spectroscopy
High Voltage Systems
Pulsed-Power Technology
Ion Acoustics
Warm Matter Diagnostics
Dynamic Holography
“Erasmus-Intensive Programmes”
The first intensive programme on HiPER Related Physics
from the 28th of June until 8th of July at CPPL, Rethimno,
TEI of Crete (Coordinator), Imperial College London, University of Bordeaux,
Queens University of Belfast, Technical University of Lisboa, Czech Technical
University of Prague, University of Milano-Bicocca, Technical University of
Madrid and University of York
“Erasmus-Higher Education-Curriculum Development”
submitted on the 25th of February 2010
+ University of Lund and INSTN France
Ο ρόλος του CPPL στο
HiPER-GR ως Facilitator
Οικονομική Συμβολή του ΤΕΙ Κρήτης
-Εθνική & Ευρωπαϊκή συμμετοχή-
Συντονισμός δικτύου HiPER-GR στα πεδία:
•Στρατηγικής Ανάπτυξης σε Εθνικό Επίπεδο, αλλά και μελλοντικής αξιοποίησης της
κεντρικής εγκατάστασης του HiPER και της Ελληνικής περιφερειακής εγκατάστασης
•Εκπαίδευσης και κατάρτισης, διάχυσης πληροφοριών και αμφίδρομης ενημέρωσης με το
5,0 Μ€
Κτιριακές Υποδομές
•Υλοποίησης διεπιστημονικών ομαδοποιημένων ερευνητικών δραστηριοτήτων, τόσο στην
2,7 Μ€
κεντρική Ε.Υ. όσο και στην Ελληνικής περιφερειακής εγκατάστασης
0,5 Μ€
Ετήσιο κόστος λειτουργίας και συντήρησης
•Χρηματοδοτικών ενεργειών, συμπεριλαμβανομένων συμπράξεων δημόσιων και ιδιωτικών
Κάλυψη μισθών Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού
Μετεξέλιξη του HiPER-GR σε αναγνωρισμένη νομική οντότητα με την μορφή κοινοπραξίας
(cluster) για την μεγιστοποίηση του Εθνικού οφέλους
Latest Compression & ignition Scheme
proposed for HiPER
Πρόταση Εθνικής χρηματοδότησης
για την επόμενη φάση του HiPER
Proposed scheme if heating part and shock ignition part
of the pulse can tolerate some non collinearity
Contact Persons
Συνεργασία με ΓΓΕΤ (2008-) με στόχο τη βέλτιστη πρόταση
στις σημερινές οικονομικές συνθήκες
• Αρχική σύγκλιση στο ποσό των 5 Μ€
P Shock ignition
sub ns pulse (1.5 kJ)
Heating ns pulse (1.43kJ)
• Στόχος ολοκλήρωσης Πρότασης χρηματοδότησης με
Προτεινόμενος Καταμερισμός χρηματοδότησης βάση σημερινών
Seven 1.43 kJ heating pulses = 10KJ
Two 1.5 kJ shock ignition pulses = 3 kJ
Prof. Michael Tatarakis
[email protected]
την ολοκλήρωση του HiPER-GR
2,8 Μ€
1,4 Μ€
Εξοπλισμός Εθνικής εγκατάστασης
0,8 Μ€
Ενίσχυση μετεξέλιξης HiPER-GR
Prof. Nektarios A. Papadogiannis
[email protected]
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