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 Patents granted

  • F.Peano, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, Device and Method for Ion Acceleration in Vacuum with Variable Frequency Lasers, H01S 3/0957 (2006.01).



 Full refereed publication list (ISI Web of Science)

63. AWAKE collaboration, Acceleration of electrons in the plasma wakefield of a proton bunch, Nature (2018).

62. J. Vieira, J.T. Mendonça, F. Quéré, Optical control of the topology of laser-plasma accelerators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 054801 (2018).

61. Y. Shi, J. Vieira, Raoul Trines, Bob Bingham, Baifei Shen, and Robert Kingham, Magnetic field generation in plasma waves driven by copropagating intense twisted lasers, Phys. Rev. Lett. (accepted, 2018).

60. H. Saberi, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, Ponderomotive beatwave ion acceleration using twisted light, Physics of Plasmas 24 103131 (2017) (selected for AIP Scilights. Click here for more info).

59.H. T. Kim, V.B. Pathak, K. H. Pae, A. Lifschitz, F. Sylla, J. H. Shin, C. Hojbota, S. K. Lee, J. H. Sung, H. W. Lee, E. Guillaume, C. Thaury, K. Nakajima, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, V. Malka, C. H. Nam Stable multi-GeV electron accelerator driven by waveform-controlled PW laser pulses, Scientific Reports 7, 10203 (2017).

58. J. D. Sadler, M. Sliwa, T. Miller, M. F. Kasim, N. Ratan, L. Ceurvorst, A. Savin, R. Aboushelbaya, P. A. Norreys, D. Haberberger, A. S. Davies, S. Bucht, D. H. Froula, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, R. Bingham, K. Glize, R. M.G.M. Trines, Robustness of raman plasma amplifiers and their potential for attosecond pulse generation, High Energy Density Physics 23, 212–216 (2017).

57. T. Mehrling, R.A. Fonseca, A. Martinez de la Ossa, J. Vieira, Mitigation of the hose instability in plasma wakefield accelerators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 174801 (2017).

56. C. Hernández-García, J. Vieira, J. T. Mendonça, L. Rego, J. S. Román, L. Plaja, P. R. Ribic, D. Gauthier, A. Picón, Generation and Applications of Extreme-Ultraviolet Vortices,  4(2) 28 (2017).

55. J. Vieira, R.G.M. Trines, E.P. Alves, R.A. Fonseca, J.T. Mendonça, R. Bingham, P. Norreys, L.O. Silva, High orbital angular momentum harmonic generation, Physical Review Letters 117 265001 (2016).

54. E. Adli, V. Olsen, C.A. Lindstrøm, P. Muggli, O. Reimann, J. Vieira, L. Amorim, C.Clarke, S. Gessner, S. Green, M. Hogan, M. Litos, B. O׳Shea, V. Yakimenko, C. Clayton, K. Marsh, W. Mori, C. Joshi, N. Vafaei-Najafabadi, O. Williams, Progress of plasma wakefield self-modulation experiments at FACET,  NIMA 829, 334 (2016).

53. J. Luo, M. Chen, M. Zeng, J. Vieira, L. L. Yu, S. M. Weng, L. O. Silva, D. A. Jaroszynski, Z. M. Sheng & J. ZhangA compact tunable polarized X-ray source based on laser-plasma helical undulatorsScientific Reports, 6 29101 (2016).

52. P. Yu , X. Xu,A. Davidson, A. Tableman, T. Dalichaouch, F. Li, M. Meyers, W. An, F. S. Tsung, V. K. Decyk, F. Fiuza, J. Vieira, R Fonseca, W. Lu, L. Silva, W. Mori, Enabling Lorentz boosted frame particle-in-cell simulations of laser wakefield acceleration in quasi-3D geometry, 316, 747-759 (2016).

51. A. G. Smyth, G. Sarri, M. Vranic, Y. Amano, D. Doria, E. Guillaume, H. Habara, R. Heathcote, G. Hicks, Z. Najmudin, H. Nakamura, P. Norreys, S. Kar, L. O. Silva, K. A. Tanaka, J. Vieira and M. Borghesi, Magnetic field generation during intense laser channelling in underdense plasma, Phys. Plasmas 23, 063121 (2016).

50. J. Vieira, R.G.M. Trines, E.P. Alves, R.A. Fonseca, J.T. Mendonça, R. Bingham, P. Norreys, L.O. Silva, Amplification and generation of ultra-intense twisted laser pulses via stimulated Raman scatteringNature Communications 7 10371 (2016).

49. J. L. Martins, M. Vranic, T. Grismayer, J. Vieira, R. Fonseca and L. SilvaModelling radiation emission in the transition from the classical to the quantum regimePlasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58 014035 (2016). 

48. J.T. Mendonça, J. Vieira, High harmonic generation in underdense plasmas by intense laser pulses with orbital angular momentum, Physics of Plasmas 22, 123106 (2015).

47. A. Flacco, J. Vieira, A. Lifschitz, F. Sylla, S. Kahaly, M. Veltcheva, L. O. Silva, V. Malka, Persistence of magnetic field driven by relativistic electrons in a plasma, Nature Physics 11, 409 (2015).

46. G. Sarri, K. Poder, J. Cole, W. Schumaker, A. Piazza, B. Reville, D. Doria, L. Gizzi, G. Grittani, C. Keitel,  K. Krushelnick, S. Kuschel, S. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, N. Shukla, L. O. Silva, D. Symes, A. Thomas, M. Vargas, J. Vieira,  M Zepf, Generation of neutral and high-density electron-positron pair plasmas in the laboratory, Nature Communications 6, 6747 (2015).

45. A. Davidson, A. Tableman, W. An, F.S. Tsung, W. Lu, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, W.B. Mori, Implementation of a hybrid particle code with a PIC description in r–z and a gridless description in ϕ into OSIRIS, J. Comp. Phys.  281 1063-1077 (2015).

44. K. V. Lotov, A. P. Sosedkin, A. V. Petrenko, L. D. Amorim, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, E. Gschwendtner and P. Muggli, Electron trapping and acceleration by the plasma wakefield of a self-modulating proton beam, Phys. Plasmas 21, 123116 (2014).

43. M. Vranic, J.L. Martins, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, All-Optical Radiation Reaction at 1021W/cm2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 134801 (2014).

42. J. Vieira, J.T. Mendonça, Nonlinear Laser Driven Donut Wakefields for Positron and Electron Acceleration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 215001 (2014).

41. J. Vieira, P. Muggli, W.B. Mori, Hosing Instability in Self-Modulated Plasma Wakefields, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 205001 (2014).

40. Y. Fang, V. Yakimenko, M. Babzien, M. Fedurin, K.P. Jusche, R. Malone, J. Vieira, W.B. Mori and P. Muggli, Seeding of Self-Modulation Instability of a Long Electron Bunch in a Plasma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 045001 (2014).

39. J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, W.B. Mori, L.O. Silva, Ion motion in the wake driven by long particle bunches in plasmas, Phys. Plasmas 21, 056705 (2014).

38. J. Vieira, L.D. Amorim, Y. Fang, W.B. Mori, P. Muggli, L.O. Silva, Self-modulation instability of ultra-relativistic particle bunches with finite rise times, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 56 085014 (2014) – Selected for LabTalk research highlight.

37. Y. Fang, L. D. Amorim, J. Vieira, W. B. Mori, P. Muggli, The effect of plasma radius and profile on the development of self-modulation instability, Phys. Plasmas 21, 056703 (2014).

36. J.T. Mendonça, J. VieiraDonut Wakefields Generated by Intense Laser Pulses with Angular Orbital Momentum, Phys. Plasmas 21 033107 (2014). 

35. P. Yu, X. Xu, V. K. Decyk, W. An, J. Vieira, F. S. Tsung, R. A. Fonseca, W. Lu, L. O. Silva, W. B. Mori, Modeling of laser wakefield acceleration in Lorentz boosted frame using EM-PIC code with spectral solver, J. Comp. Phys. 266 124-138 (2014)

34. F. Albert, A. G. R. Thomas, S. P. D. Mangles, S. Banerjee, S. Corde, A. Flacco, M. Litos, D. Neely, J. Vieira, Z. Najmudin, R. Bingham, C. Joshi and T. Katsouleas, Laser wakefield accelerator based light sources: potential applications and requirements, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 56 084015 (2014), selected for LabTalk research highlight

33. R. Assmann, R. Bingham, T. Bohl, C. Bracco, B. Buttenschön, A. Butterworth, A. Caldwell, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Cipiccia, E. Feldbaumer, R. A. Fonseca, B. Goddard, M. Gross, O. Grulke, E. Gschwendtner, J. Holloway, C. Huang, D. Jaroszynski, S. Jolly, P. Kempkes, N. Lopes, K. Lotov, J. Machacek, S. R. Mandry, J. W. McKenzie, M. Meddahi, B. L. Militsyn, N. Moschuering, P. Muggli, Z. Najmudin, T. C. Q. Noakes, P. A. Norreys, E. Öz, A. Pardons, A. Petrenko, A. Pukhov, K. Rieger, O. Reimann, H. Ruhl, E. Shaposhnikova, L. O. Silva, A. Sosedkin, R. Tarkeshian, R. M. G. N. Trines, T. Tückmantel, J. Vieira, H. Vincke, M. Wing, G. Xia and (AWAKE Collaboration), Proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration: a path to the future of high-energy particle physics Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion,  56, 084013 (2014).

32. R.A. Fonseca, J. Vieira, F. Fiúza, A. Davidson, F.S. Tsung, W.B. Mori, L.O. Silva, Exploiting multi-scale parallelism for large scale numerical modelling of laser wakefield accelerators, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 55 124011 (2013).

31. X.L. Xu, P. Yu, S.F. Martins, F.S. Tsung, V.K. Decyk, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, W. Lu, L.O. Silva, W.B. Mori, Numerical instability due to relativistic plasma drift in EM-PIC simulations, Computer Phys. Comm. 184 2503-2514 (2013).

30. G. Genoud, M.S. Bloom, J. Vieira, M. Burza, Z. Najmudin, A. Persson, L.O. Silva, K. Svensson, C.G. Wahlstrom, S.P.D. Mangles, Increasing energy coupling into plasma waves by tailoring the laser radial focal spot distribution in a laser wakefield accelerator, Phys. Plasmas 20, 064501 (2013).

29. J. Vieira, J.L. Martins, V.B. Pathak, R. A. Fonseca, W.B. Mori, L.O. Silva, Magnetically assisted self-injection and radiation generation for plasma-based acceleration Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 12 124044 (2012) – Selected for LabTalk research highlight

38. J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, W.B. Mori, L.O. Silva, Ion motion in self-modulated plasma wakefield accelerators Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 145005 (2012).

27. J. Vieira, Y. Fang, W.B. Mori, L.O. Silva, P. Muggli, Transverse self-modulation of ultra-relativistic lepton beams in the plasma wakefield accelerator Phys. Plasmas 19, 063105 (2012).

26. J. Vieira, S.F. Martins, F. Fiúza, C.K. Huang, W.B. Mori, S.P.D. Mangles, S. Kneip, S. Nagel, Z. Najmudin, L.O. Silva, Influence of realistic parameters on state-of-the-art laser wakefield accelerator experiments, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 54 055010 (2012).

25. V.B. Pathak, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, Effect of the frequency chirp on laser wakefield acceleration, New J. Phys. 14 023057 (2012).

24. G. Xia, R. Assmann, R.A. Fonseca, C.K. Huang, W.B. Mori, L.O. Silva, J. Vieira, F. Zimmermann, P. Muggli, Proposed demonstration of an experiment of proton driven plasma wakefield based on CERN SPS J. of Plasma Phys. 78 347-353 (2012) .

23. M. Tzoufras, C. Huang, J.H. Cooley, F.S. Tsung, J. Vieira, W.B. Mori, Simulations of efficient laser wakefield accelerators from 1 to 100 GeV, J. of Plasma Phys. 78 401-412 (2012).

22. S. Kneip, C. McGuffey J. L. Martins, M. S. Bloom, V. Chvykov, F. Dollar, R. Fonseca, S. Jolly, G. Kalintchenko, K. Krushelnick, A. Maksimchuk, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, C. A. J. Palmer, K. Ta Phuoc, W. Schumaker, L. O. Silva, J. Vieira, V. Yanovsky, and A. G. R. Thomas, Characterization of transverse beam emittance of electrons from a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator in the bubble regime using betatron x-ray radiation, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 15, 021302 (2012).   

21. J. Vieira, S.F. Martins, V.B. Pathak, R.A. Fonseca, W.B. Mori, Magnetic Control of Particle Injection in Plasma Based Accelerators Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 225001 (2011). 

20. J. Vieira, C.-Huang, W.B. Mori, L.O.Silva, Polarized beam conditioning in plasma based acceleration, Phys. Rev. ST-AB 14, 071303 (2011). 

19. A. Popp, J. Vieira, J. Osterhoff, Zs. Major, R. Horlein, M. Fuchs, R. Wingartner, T.P. Rowlands-Rees, M. Marti, R.A. Fonseca, S.F. Martins, L.O. Silva, S.M. Hooker, F. Krausz, F. Gruner, S. Karsh, All-Optical Steering of Laser-Wakefield-Accelerated Electron beams, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 215001 (2010). 

18. J. Vieira, F. Fiúza, L.O. Silva, M. Tzoufras, W.B. Mori, Onset of self-steepening of intense laser pulses in plasmas, New J. of Phys. 12, 045025 (2010).

17. S. Kneip, S.R. Nagel, S.F. Martins, S.P.D. Mangles, C. Bellei, R.J. Clarke, N. Delerue, E.J. Divall, G. Doucas, K. Ertel, F. Fiúza, R.A. Fonseca, P. Foster, S.J. Hawkes, C.J. Hawkes, C.J. Hooker, K. Krushelnick, W.B. Mori, C.A.J. Palmer, K. Ta Phuoc, P.P. Rajeev, J. Schreiber, M.J. V. Streeter, D. Urner, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, Z. Najmudin, Study of near-GeV acceleration of electrons in a nonlinear plasma wave driven by a self-guided laser pulse, Plasma Phys. and Control. Fusion 53, 014008 (2010).

16. S.F. Martins, R.A. Fonseca, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, W. Lu, W.B. Mori, Modeling laser wakefield accelerator experiments with ultrafast particle-in-cell simulations in boosted frames, Phys. Plasmas 17, 056705 (2010).

15. S. Kneip, S.R. Nagel, S.F. Martins, S.P.D. Mangles, C. Bellei, R.J. Clarke, N. Delerue, E.J. Divall, G. Doucas, K. Ertel, F. Fiúza, R.A. Fonseca, P. Foster, S.J. Hawkes, C.J. Hawkes, C.J. Hooker, K. Krushelnick, W.B. Mori, C.A.J. Palmer, K. Ta Phuoc, P.P. Rajeev, J. Schreiber, M.J. V. Streeter, D. Urner, J. Vieira, L.O. Silva, Z. Najmudin, Near GeV Acceleration of Electrons by a Nonlinear Plasma Wave Driven by a Self-Guided Laser Pulse, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 035002 (2009).

14. L. O. Silva, F. Fiuza, R.A. Fonseca, J.L. Martins, S.F. Martins, J. Vieira, C. Huang, M. Tzoufras, W.B. Mori, Laser electron acceleration with 10 PW lasers, C.R. Physique (2009).

13. M. Tzoufras, W. Lu, F.S. Tsung, C. Huang, W.B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, Beam Loading by electrons in nonlinear plasma wakes, Phys. Plasmas 16, 056705 (2009).

12. F. Peano, J. Vieira, R. Mulas, G. Coppa, R. Bingham, L.O. Silva Prospects for all-optical ultrafast muon acceleration, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51, 024006 (2009).

11. M. Tzoufras, W. Lu, F.S. Tsung, C. Huang, W.B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, Beam Loading in the Nonlinear Regime of Plasma-Based Acceleration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 145002 (2008).

10. J. Vieira, F. Fiúza, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, C.K. Huang, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, F.S. Tsung, V. Decyk, W.B. Mori, J. Cooley, T. Antonsen, One-to-One Full-Scale Simulations of Laser-Wakefield Acceleration Using QuickPIC, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 1722 (Special Issue on Laser Plasma Accelerators) (2008) .

9. J. Vieira, S.F. Martins, F. Fiúza, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, C. Huang, W. Lu, M. Toufras, F. Tsung, W.B. Mori, J. Cooley, T. Antonsen, Three-Dimensional Structure of the Laser Wakefield Accelerator in the Blowout Regime, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 36, 1124 (Special Issue on Laser Plasma Accelerators) (2008).

8. F. Peano, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, R. Mulas, G. Coppa, All-optical Trapping and Acceleration of Heavy Particles, New J. of Phys. 10, 033028 (2008).

7. F. Peano, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, R. Mulas, G. Coppa, L. O. Silva Direct Acceleration of Ions With Variable Frequency Lasers, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci.  36, 1857 (Special Issue on Images on Plasma Science) (2008).

6. Y. Glinec, J. Faure, A. Lifshitz,  J.M. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, V. Malka, Direct Observation of Betatron Oscillations in a Laser-Plasma Electron Accelerator, Europhysics Letters 81, 64001 (2008).

5. W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, C. Joshi, F. S. Tsung, W. B. Mori, J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, and L. O. Silva, Generating Multi-GeV Electron Bunches Using Single Stage Laser Wakefield Acceleration in a 3D Nonlinear Regime, Phys. Rev. ST-AB 10, 061301 (2007).

4. J. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, F.S. Tsung, W.B. Mori, Sheet Crossing and Wave Breaking in the Laser Wakefield Accelerator, Int. Journal Mod. Phys. B 21, 439 (2007).

3. F. S. Tsung, W. Lu, M. Tzoufras, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, J. M. Vieira, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, Simulation of Monoenergetic Electron Generation via LWFA for 5 to 25TW Lasers, Phys. Plasmas 13, 056708 (2006).

2. C.D. Murphy, R. Trines, J. Vieira, A. Reitsma, R. Bingham, J. Collier, E. Divall, P. Foster, C. Hooker, A. Langley, P. Norreys, R. A. Fonseca, F. Fiúza, L.O. Silva, J.T. Mendonça, W. B. Mori, J.G. Gallacher, R. Gallacher, R. Viskup, D. A. Jarosynsky, S.P.D. Mangles, A.G.R. Thomas, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin, Evidence of photon acceleration by laser wakefields, Phys. Plasmas 13, 033108 (2006).

1. N. C. Lopes, G. Figueira, L. O. Silva, J. M. Dias, R. Fonseca, L. Cardoso, C. Russo, C. Carias, G. Mendes, J. Vieira, and J. T. Mendonça, Plasma Channels Produced by a Laser-Triggered High-Voltage Discharge, Phys. Rev. E 68, 035402 (2003).


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