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The HEDP Group at The Ohio State University uses a high-intensity short-pulse laser to conduct cutting edge research in laser-plasma interactions. Our laser system is capable of producing a peak power of 400 TW and a peak intensity of high 1021 W/cm2 at the laser focus.

In high intensity laser-plasma interactions, laser energy is transferred to intense radiation sources, including x-rays, γ-rays, electron, positron, proton, and neutron beams. Their applications span a wide range of fields: from medicine to inertial confinement fusion (ICF). For example, high brightness x-ray sources generated with these lasers allow scientists to probe high energy density matter, similar to the interior of a star, in ways impossible to achieve with currently available conventional sources.




Preston Pozderac
On February 28, 2020, Preston Pozderac competed in the 34
Group Photo of attendees at the NIF and JLF User Meeting
The annual NIF and Jupiter Laser Facility (JLF) User Grou


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Graduate Research Associa...

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Assistant Professor

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Graduate Research Fellow


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