Scientific Program

MEC User Workshop on High-Power Lasers

The following program is preliminary and still subject to change.

TUESDAY, October 1, 2013
10:30 - 12:00   Tour LCLS
11:00 - 13:00   Registration and vendor exhibition (lunch included)
13:00 - 15:00   Part I (joint with LCLS User workshop): New Directions for High-Energy Density Physics at the Matter in Extreme Conditions Instrument
Kavli Auditorium
    P. Heimann presiding
13:00 S. H. Glenzer Welcome
13:10 H. J. Lee Exploring the matter of extremes with the MEC instrument 
13:40 Arianna Gleason Phase transitions in SiO2 at high pressure
14:10 Luke Fletcher New developments in x-ray Thomson scattering
14:40 - 15:00   Coffee break
15:00 - 16:50   Part I Continued): New Directions for High-Energy Density Physics at the Matter in Extreme Conditions Instrument
    S. H. Glenzer presiding
15:00 Bob Nagler Phase-contrast imaging of shocks
15:20 Giulio Monaco Pushing the boundaries: resolving ion acoustic waves in warm dense matter
15:40 Alessandra Ravasio XANES technique for warm dense matter investigation
16:10 Sam Vinko Continuum lowering investigations in strongly-coupled plasmas
16:30 - 16:45   Coffee break
    Featured evening presentation
    S.H. Glenzer presiding  
G. Mourou High power Lasers - new developments
17:30 - 19:15   Poster Session and vendor exhibition
17:30 - 19:15   Reception and vendor exhibition
19:30 - 21:00   Dinner 
WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2013
7:30 - 8:00   Coffee
8:00 - 10:00   Part II:  Frontiers of High-Power Laser-Matter Interactions
Kavli Auditorium
    R. Falcone presiding
8:00 C.-C. Kao Welcome
8:10 A. Satsangi DOE Perspective
8:20 U. Bergmann LCLS Perspective  
8:30 T. Ditmire Progress in high-power Laser-Matter interaction
9:00 K. Krushelnik HEDLP with high-power Lasers
9:30 - 9:50 B.M. Hegelich Progress in Laser Ion Acceleration and Implications for the MEC End Station  
9:50 - 10:20   Coffee break and vendor exhibition
10:20 - 11:50   Part III: High-Power Laser Science and Technology
    W. White presiding
10:20 T. Tajima Overview of High Field Science
10:50 G. Korn ELI science and technology with ultra-intense lasers
11:20 C. Haefner Scaling ultrafast Petawatt lasers to high repetition rates
11:50 - 12:00   Group Photo Steps between Kavli and ROB
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch and vendor exhibition
13:00 - 14:45   Part II (continued):  Frontiers of High-Power Laser-Matter Interactions
    S. Hau-Riege presiding
13:00 E. Moses Progess in Inertial Confinement Fusion experiments on the NIF
13:45 D. Froula Direct-Drive Fusion and High-Energy-Density Research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics
14:15 M. Roth High Energy Short Pulse Lasers at large scale facilities - Projects in Germany and physics opportunities
14:45 - 15:45   Part IV New directions 
    R. Noble presiding
14:45 P. Chen Laboratory Astrophysics
15:15 J. Wark LCLS Studies of Fundamental Physics of Shocks in Solids
15:45 - 16:15   Coffee break and vendor exhibition
16:15 - 19:00   Part V MEC capabilities and priorities
    S. H. Glenzer presiding
16:15 W. Goldstein Opportunities for young researchers in HED science  
16:30 P. Heimann MEC capabilities, schedule and operations
16:45 All Discussions
  P. Heimann       Access to MEC's 200 TW laser
  A. Thomas       Future diagnostics, detectors, optics capabilities needs
  Mingsheng Wei      Target plan and priorities
  R.P. Drake      Radiation-hydrodynamic design and platform development
  S. Hau-Reige      Theory and Simulations needs
  W. White      Future laser capabilities
18:40 R. Falcone Conclusions
18:50   Closing Reception Tent