Plasma Physics Course
********** 2 ECTS APPROVED (for Physics Degree) **********
Advanced Course of Fundaments on Laser-Plasma Physics
18 – 30 September 2017
Laser-driven plasma is the primary subject of investigation in the modern High power laser-facilities distributed all over the European community. The Centro de Láseres Pulsados (CLPU) is one of the most representative facilities in this area and at the moment is operating a 200 TW system and finalizing the implementation of 1 PW system. Both the systems work at 1-10 Hz.
The relevant presence of the Spanish Center for Pulsed Lasers –CLPU– and the approaching of the first experimental campaign is emerging the necessity of more specific formation in plasma physics and more in laser-plasma physics. The course is divided in three parts:
- The first aimed to give a first clear theoretical picture of what is a 'plasma state' and what are the relevant parameters to characterize it.
- The second aimed to study plasma self interaction and plasma wae propagation and charged particle acceleration and transport in plasma media
- The third devoted to describe the most relevant technical and human society laser-plasma-based applications.