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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Intense Lasers and Particle Beams


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.B8084 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Daniel Francis Gordon 202.767.5036


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.


key words
Ultrashort; Lasers Beams; Directed energy; Plasma; Ultrafast; Optics; Accelerator; High-field;


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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