NATIONAL INSTITUTE for LASER, PLASMA and RADIATION PHYSICS
  LABORATORY of SOLID-STATE QUANTUM ELECTRONICS

PROJECT 8/2018, PN-III-P4-ID-PCCF-2016-0164
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

TITLE:                                 FRONTIER RESEARCH IN PHOTON-MATTER INTERACTION USING EXTREME HELICAL LIGHT BEAMS                       
TITLU:        
                       CERCETARI DE FRONTIERA IN INTERACTIA FOTON-MATERIE FOLOSIND FASCICULE EXTREME DE LUMINA HELICOIDALA

PROJECT ACRONYM:      PMIHLB                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
FINANCING:                         - Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI),  Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport, Romania
                                             
- Consiliul National al Cercetarii Stiintifice, Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI),
                                               Ministerul Educatiei, Cercetarii, Tineretului si Sportului, Romania

PROJECT PERIOD:                   June 2018 - June 2022
PROJECT COORDINATOR:      
CO: INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA "HORIA HULUBEI", IFIN-HH
PARTNER 1:                             
P1INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA LASERILOR, PLASMEI SI RADIATIEI, INFLPR
PARTNER 2:                              P2UNIVERSITATEA BUCURESTI, UB

PROJECT MANAGER:                          Dr. BALABANSKI Dimiter, IFIN-HH
INFLPR PROJECT COORDINATOR:    Dr. PAVEL Nicolaie

Email:                                                            nicolaie.pavel@inflpr.ro

PROJECT BUDGET:                  8.500.000 RON:
                                                               Budget IFIN-HH:   4.250.000 RON
                                                               Buget INFLPR:     2.975.000 RON
                                                               Budget UB:           1.270.000 RON

INFLPR research team:         CRACIUN Alexandru, PhD student              ACS, ECS Laboratory

                                               CROITORU Gabriela, PhD                          CS, ECS Laboratory 

                                               UNGUREANU Georgian-Razvan, PhD       CS, CETAL

                                               GRIGORE Oana-Valeria, PhD                    CS III, ECS Laboratory

                                               COJOCARU Victor-Gabriel, PhD                CS III, CETAL 

                                               SERBANESCU Mihai, PhD                         IDT III, CETAL

                                               DASCALU Traian, PhD                               CS I, ECS Laboratory

                                               PAVEL Nicolaie, PhD                                  CS I, ECS Laboratory


Project official web page:       
http://proiecte.nipne.ro/pn3/11-projects.html
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

OBJECTIVES
2018. STAGE I
. Methods for the realization of intense helical laser beams. Theoretical evaluation of nuclear physics experiments using soft gamma ray nuclear with orbital angular momentum.
2019. STAGE 2. Obtaining of helical laser beams with extreme intensity. TNSA acceleration experiments using helical laser beams. Numerical simulations of the production and interaction with matter of laser and gamma photons with orbital angular momentum.
2020. STAGE 3. Laser acceleration experiments with helical laser beams of linear polarization and circular polarization. Obtaining of "in target" D-D fusion reactions. Production of soft gamma rays with angular orbital moment. Modeling of photonuclear reactions using gamma rays with angular orbital momentum. Modeling inverse Compton scattering with helical laser beams.
2021. STAGE 4. Compton scattering experiments of gamma rays with angular orbital moment. Radiation pressure acceleration (RPA) experiments with helical laser beams. Experimental tests of helical plasma mirrors with high-power laser pulses.
2022. STAGE 5. Photonuclear physics experiment using gamma ray with orbital angular moment. Gamma ray tests with orbital angular momentum in experiments with extreme intensity helical laser beams.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  





 

INFLPR, RESULTS

ISI PAPERS
1. A. Craciun and T. Dascalu, “A method to generate vector beams with adjustable amplitude in the focal plane,” Appl. Sci. 10(7), 2313 (2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/app10072313
2 .C. Diplasu, G. Giubega, R. Ungureanu, G. Cojocaru, M. Serbanescu, A. Marcu, E. Stancu, A. Achim, M. Zamfirescu, “Commissioning experiment on laser-plasma electron acceleration in supersonic gas jet at CETAL-PW laser facility,” Rom. Rep. Phys. 73(1), 401 (2021).http://www.rrp.infim.ro/2021/AN73401.pdf
3. M. Serbanescu, R. Ungureanu, G. Cojocaru and P. Schiopu, ”A new method for the delays measurement of the complex optical pulses in a petawatt class laser systems,” Univ. Politeh. Buchar. Sci. Bull.-Ser. A-Appl. Math. Phys. 83(1), 247-258 (2021). https://www.scientificbulletin.upb.ro/rev_docs_arhiva/full8ac_957486.pdf
4. O.-V. Grigore, A. Craciun, “Method for exploring the topological charge of an optical vortex generated by a spiral phase plate,” Opt. Laser Technol. 141, 107098 (2021).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2021.107098

CONFERENCES
1. A. Craciun and T. Dascalu, "Generation of cylindrical vector beams with adjustable diffraction pattern in the focal plane," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2020), paper JTu2F.10. https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=CLEO_AT-2020-JTu2F.10
2. O.-V. Grigore, A. Craciun, N. Pavel, T. Dascalu, “Exploring the topological charge and shape of an optical vortex generated with wavelength-detuned spiral phase plates,” 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe - European Quantum Electronics Virtual Conferences (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021), 21-25 June 2021, presentation CA-P.15. https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=CLEO_Europe-2021-ca_p_15
3. A. Craciun, O. Grigore, T. Dascalu, “Theoretical and experimental study of the vector beams generated with an axicon pair and uniaxial crystals,” 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe - European Quantum Electronics Virtual Conferences (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021), 21-25 June 2021, presentation CL-P.5. https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=CLEO_Europe-2021-cl_p_5
4. A. Craciun, T. Dascalu, “Accurate beam propagation methods assisted by ray-tracing,” 2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe - European Quantum Electronics Virtual Conferences (CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021), 21-25 June 2021, presentation EJ-P.4. https://www.osapublishing.org/abstract.cfm?uri=EQEC-2021-ej_p_4

PATENTS
1.
 A. Craciun, T. Dascalu, ”Sistem Optic pentru Producerea de Fascicule Optice Elicolidal Vectoriale,” OSIM patent application, nr. A/00657, 17.10.2019; Derwent Primary Accession Number: 2020-C1184G.
2A. Craciun, T. Dascalu, “Optical System for Generation of Vortex Beams,” European patent application EP 3809188 A1; application  EP20020478.2 / 15.10.2020.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


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