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Kirk Adler Flippo

Kirk Flippo

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Phone (505) 667-3978

Capabilities

  • High Energy Density Plasmas and Fluids
  • High energy density physics (HED)
  • Inertial confinement fusion (ICF)
  • Trident laser facility
  • Laser-plasma interactions
  • Target fabrication
  • Gated x-ray detector (GXD)
  • ICF and HED targets
  • Stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) of laser
  • Advanced concepts in charged particle generation
  • X-ray radiographic simulation and analysis
  • Directed energy research
  • Magnetohydrodynamic phenomena
  • Space and astrophysical plasmas
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
  • Shock-driven Mixing and Turbulence
  • Space plasma physics
  • Plasma theory
  • Magneto inertial fusion (MIF)
  • Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA)
  • Nuclear Engineering and Technology
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Nuclear reactor technology
  • Reactor design
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Proton radiography
  • Proton active interrogation
  • Neutrons
  • Nuclear, data and cross-section measurements
  • High-energy physics (HEP)
  • Nucleosynthesis in stars
  • Weapons Science and Engineering
  • Stockpile stewardship
  • High energy density physics
  • Pre-ignition
  • Shock physics
  • Proton radiography
  • Inertial confinement fusion (ICF)
  • Laser-plasma interaction
  • Fast ignition concepts
  • Directed energy research
  • Space plasmas
  • Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
  • Shock-driven Mixing and Turbulence
  • Laser-plasma interactions
  • ICF and HED targets
  • Writing & Editing
  • Technical writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Proofreading
  • Technical editing

Expertise

  • Inertial Confinement Fusion experiments and diagnostics
    • implosion dynamics
  • High-Energy-Density (HED) Physics and hydrodynamic experiments and diagnostics
    • x-ray sources and radiography
    • proton sources and radiography
    • neutron imaging
    • hydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence
    • laboratory astrophysics and MHD-HED physics
  • Ultrashort high-intensity laser-matter interactions
    • advanced particle acceleration and sources
    • charged particle diagnostics
    • neutron sources and diagnostics

Education

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004

Thesis Advisor : Prof. Donald Umstadter

Thesis Title: Ion beam generation from high-intensity-laser dense-plasma interactions and applications

M.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1997

B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1996 (EE Minor)

B.A. German, University of Maryland, College Park, 1996

 

LANL Positions

Interim ICF Ignition 10.1 Project ManagerJul ‘17 – present   Science Campaigns                   

Scientist 3, Mar ‘10 – present Plasma Physics (P-24)                         

Trident Laser User Facility Point of ContactOct ‘08 – Sept ‘11 Plasma Physics (P-24)                          

Scientist 2Oct ‘07 – Mar ‘10 Plasma Physics (P-24)              

Acting Team Leader Short-Pulse Experiments and LasersJan ‘08 – Oct ‘08 Plasma Physics (P-24)                         

Technical Staff MemberApr ’07 – Oct ‘07 Plasma Physics (P-24)                     

Postdoctoral Research AssociateMar ‘04 – Apr ‘07 Plasma Physics (P-24)                        

 

Professional Societies

NIF User Group Executive Committee Member (2015 –present), member

Omega Laser Users Group Executive Committee member (2015-2017), member

LANL P/T Colloquium Committee Member 2015 -present

American Physical Society Member

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Member 

American Nuclear Society Chapter Treasurer (UMd Student Chapter), member

 

Awards

2013 DOE NNSA Defense Programs Award of Excellence, awarded to the LANL NIF Shock/Shear team accomplishments for quality of experiments, September 2014

Los Alamos Awards Program, awarded for rising to the challenge of becoming a shot RI for experiments on NIF and guiding a very successful set of experiments over the last year that has gained attention through the HED community, August 2014

Poster of Exceptional Merit -- for Generating the Most Public Interest, 1st Annual LDRD Day, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Pojoaque, NM, September 15, 2009

Best Paper, 7th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets, St. Pete’s Beach, November, 2003

Best Paper, AIAA Nuclear and Future Flight Technical Committee: Laser Accelerated Plasma Propulsion System (LAPPS), 38th American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 7-10, 2002

 

Patents

US Patent No. 6,909,764, Method and apparatus for high-energy [ion] generation and for inducing nuclear reactions

 

Publications

S. R. Nagel, K. S. Raman, C. M. Huntington, S. A. MacLaren, P. Wang, T. Baumann, M. A. Barrios Garcia, J. D. Bender, L. R. Benedetti, D. M. Doane, S. Felker, J.P. Holder, R. M. Seugling, L. Savage and Y. K. Zhou, , P. Fitzsimmons, D. N. Kaczala, K. A. Flippo and T. S. Perry “ A platform for studying the Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov instabilities in a planar geometry at high energy density at the National Ignition Facility,” Phys. Plasmas 24, 072704 (2017)

T. S. Perry, R. F. Heeter, Y. P. Opachich, P. W. Ross, J. L. Kline, K. A. Flippo, M. E. Sherrill, E. S. Dodd, B. G. DeVolder, T. Cardenas, T. N. Archuleta, R. S. Craxton, R. Zhang, P. W. McKenty, E. M. Garcia, E. J. Huffman, J. A. King, M. F. Ahmed, J. A. Emig, S. L Ayers, M. A. Barrios, M. J. May, M. B. Schneider, D. A. Liedahl, B .G. Wilson, T. J. Urbatsch, C. A. Iglesias, J. E. Bailey, and G. A. Rochau, “Replicating the Z Iron Opacity Experiments on the NIF,” High Energy Density Physics 23, 223-227 (2017)

E. C. Merritt, F. W. Doss, C. A. Di Stefano,  K. A. Flippo, A. M. Rasmus and D. W. Schmidt, “Demonstration of repeatability in a high-density planar shear missing layer experiment,” HEDP 23, 90-94 (2017)

C. A. Di Stefano,  E. C. Merritt, F.W. Doss, K. A. Flippo, A.M. Rasmus, D.W. Schmidt, “Evolution of surface structure in laser-preheated perturbed materialsI, Phys. Rev. E. 95 023202 (2017)

K. A. Flippo, F. W. Doss, J. L. Kline, E. C. Merritt, D. Capelli, T. Cardenas, B. DeVolder, F. Fierro, C. M. Huntington, L. Kot, E. N. Loomis, S. A. MacLaren, T.J. Murphy, S.R. Nagel, T. S. Perry, R. B. Randolph, G. Rivera, and D. W. Schmidt, “Late-time mixing sensitivity to initial broadband surface roughness in high-energy-density shear layers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 117 225001 (2016)

F. W. Doss, K. A. Flippo, E. C. Merritt, “Observation and analysis of emergent coherent structures in a high-energy-density shock-driven planar mixing layer experiment,” Physical Review E 94, 023101 (2016)

K. A. Flippo, F. W. Doss, B. Devolder, J. R. Fincke, E. N.  Loomis, J. L. Kline, L. Welser-Sherrill, “Investigating Turbulent Mix in HEDLP Experiments,” Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 688 012018 (2016)

D. Capelli, D. W. Schmidt, T. Cardenas, G. Rivera, R. B. Randolph, F. Fierro, E. C. Merritt, K. A. Flippo, F. W. Doss and J. L. Kline, “Development of Indirectly Driven Shock Tube Target for Counter-Propagatin Shear-Driven Kelvin-Helmhotz Experiments on the National Ignition Facility,”  Fusion Science and Technology 70, 316-323 (2016)

F. W. Doss, K. A. Flippo, D. Capelli, T. Cardenas, B. DeVolder, J. Kline, L. Kot, S. Kurien, E. Loomis, E. C. Merritt, T. Perry, D. Schmidt, and C. Di Stefano, “Increasing shot and data collection rates of the Shock/Shear experiment at the National Ignition Facility,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 717 012059 (2016)

K. A. Flippo, Barbara DeVolder, Forrest Doss, John Kline, Elizabeth Merritt, Eric Loomis, Deanna Capelli, Derek Schmidt, and Mark J. Schmitt, “The Laser-Driven X-ray Big Area Backlighter (BABL): Design, Optimization, and Evolution,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 717 012062 (2016)

D. P. Higginson, A. Link, H. Sawada, S. C. Wilks, T. Bartal, S. Chawla, C.D. Chen, K. A. Flippo, L.C. Jarrott, M. H. Key, H. S. McLean, P. K. Patel, F. Perez, M. S. Wei, and F. N. Beg, “High-Contrast Laser Acceleration of Relativistic Electrons in Solid Cone-Wire Targets,” Phys. Rev. E. 92, 063112 (2015)

E.C. Merritt, F. W. Doss, E. N. Loomis, K. A. Flippo, and J. L. Kline, Modifying mixing and instability growth through the adjustment of initial conditions in a high-energy-density counter-propagating shear experiment on OMEGA, Phys. Plasmas 22, 062306 (2015)

T. M. Guymer, A. S. Moore, J. Morton, J. L. Kline, S. Allan, J. Benstead, C. Bentley, A. J. Comely, J. Cowan, K. Flippo, W. Garbett, C. Hamilton, N. E. Lanier, K. Mussack, K. Obrey, L. Reed, D. W. Schmidt, R. M. Stevenson, J. M. Taccetti, J. Workman, “Quantifying equations-of-state and opacity errors using integrated supersonic diffusive radiation flow exepriments on the National Ignition Facility,”  Phys. Plasmas, 22 043303 (2015)

F. W. Doss, J. L. Kline, K. A. Flippo, T. S. Perry, B. G. DeVolder, I. Tregillis, E. N. Loomis, E. C. Merritt, T. J. Murphy, L. Welser-Sherrill, and J. R. Fincke, “The Shock/Shear platform for planar radiation-hydrodynamics experiments on the National Ignition Facility (INVITED),” Phys. Plasmas 22, 056303 (2015)

P. Wang, Y. Zhou, S. A. McLaren, C. M. Huntington, K. S. Raman, F. W. Doss, K. A. Flippo, “Three- and two-dimensional simulations of counter-propagating shear experiments at high energy densities at the National Ignition Facility,” Phys. Plasma 22 112701 (2015)

M. Schollmeier, A.B. Sefkow, M. Geissel, A.V. Arefiev, K. A. Flippo, S.A. Gaillard, R. P. Johnson, M.W. Kimmel, D. T. Offermann, P. K. Rambo, J. Schwarz, and T. Shimada, “Picosecond relativistic electron dynamics in sub-picosecond, high-energy laser matter interaction,” Phys. Plasmas 22, 043116 (2015)

Alastair S. Moore, T. M. Guymer, J. Morton, B. Williams, J. L. Kline, N. Bazin, C. Bently, S. Allan, K. Brent, A. J. Comley, K. Flippo, J. Cowan, J. Martin Taccetti, K. Mussak-Tamashiro, D. W. Schmidt, C. E. Hamilton, K. Obrey, N. E. Lanier, J. B. Workman, R. M. Stevenson, “Characterization of supersonic radiation diffusion waves,” J. Quant. Spect. & Rad. Trans. 159, 19-28 (2015)

K. A. Flippo, E. N. Loomis, F. W. Doss, B. Devolder, I. Tregillis, T. Perry, J. L. Kline, E. Merritt, L. Welser-Sherrill and J. R. Fincke, “Development of the big area backlighter (BABL) for HED Experiments,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 85, 093501 (2014)

J. D. Hager, N. E. Lanier, J. L. Kline, K. A. Flippo, H. C. Bruns, M. Schneider, M. Saculla, T. McCarville, “A split imaging spectrometer for temporally and spatially resolved titanium absorption spectroscopy,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 85, 11D601 (2014)

E. Loomis, F. Doss, K. Flippo, J. Fincke, “Measurements of continuous mix evolution in a high energy density shear flow,” Phys. Plasmas 21, 044508 (2014)

M. Schollmeier, M. Geissel, A.B. Sefkow, K. Flippo, “Improved spectral data unfolding for radiochromic film imaging spectroscopy of laser-accelerated proton beams,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 85, 043305 (2014)

F. W. Doss, J. R. Fincke, L. Welser-Sherrill, E. N. Loomis, and K. A. Flippo, “The high-energy-density counterpropagating shear experiment and turbulent self-heating,” Physics of Plasmas  20, 122704 (2013)

L. Welser-Sherrill, J. Fincke, F. Doss, E. Loomis, K. A. Flippo, D. T. Offermann, P. Keiter, B. Haines, F. Grinstein, “Two Laser-Driven Mix Experiments to Study Reshock and Shear,” High Energy Density Physics 9(3), 496-499 (2013)

K. Flippo, R. P. Johnson, T. Shimada, S. A. Gaillard,D. T. Offermann,  R. C. Shah,  F. Archuleta, S. C. Evans, R. P. Gonzales, T. R. Hurry, J. L. Kline, and S.-M. Reid,The TRIDENT Laser at LANL: New “Dial-a-Contrast” and High-Contrast Experimental Capabilities,” European Physical Journal Web of Conferences 59, 07003 (2013)

F. W. Doss, E. N. Loomis, L. Welser-Sherrill, J. R. Fincke, K. A. Flippo, and P. A. Keiter, “Instability, mixing, and transition to turbulence in a laser-driven counterflowing shear experiment,” Physics of Plasmas 20, 012707 (2013)

D. B. Schaeffer, E. T. Everson, D. Winske, C. G. Constantin, A. S. Bondarenko, L. A. Morton, K. A. Flippo, D. S. Montgomery, S. A. Gaillard, and C. Niemann, “Generation of magnetized collisionless shocks by a novel, laser-driven magnetic piston,” Phys. Plasmas 19, 070702 (2012)

M. E. Foord, T. Bartal, C. Bellei, M. Key, K. Flippo, R. B. Stephens, P. K. Patel, H. S. Mclean, L. C. Jarrott, M. S. Wei, F. N. Beg, “Proton trajectories and electric fields in a laser-accelerated focused proton beam,” Physics of Plasmas 19, 056702 (2012)

Xiaoling Yang, George H. Miley, Kirk A. Flippo, and Heinrich Hora, “Hot Spot Heating Process Estimate Using a Laser-Accelerated Quasi-Maxwellian Deuteron Beam,” Laser and Part. Beams 30, 31-38 (2012)

T. Kluge, S. A. Gaillard, K. A. Flippo, T. Burris-Mog, W. Enghardt, B. Gall, M. Geissel, A. Helm, S. D. Kraft, T. Lockard, J. Metzkes, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, U. Schramm, K. Zeil, M. Bussmann, and T. E. Cowan, “High Proton Energies from Cone Targets: Electron Acceleration Mechanisms,” New Journal of Physics, 14 023038 (2012)

T. Bartal, M. E. Foord, C. Bellei, M. H. Key, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, D. T. Offermann, P. K. Patel, L. C. Jarrott, D. P. Higginson, M. Roth, A. Otten, D. Kraus, R. B. Stephens, H. S. McLean, and F. N. Beg “Focusing of short pulse high intensity laser accelerated proton beams,” Nat. Phys. 8, 139-142 (2012) DOI:10:1038/nphys2153

D.B. Schaeffer, D.S. Montgomery, A.S. Bondarenko, L.A. Morton, R.P. Johnson, T. Shimada, C.G. Constantin, E.T. Everson, S.A. Letzring, S.A. Gaillard, K.A. Flippo, S.H. Glenzer, and C. Niemann, “Thomson Scattering Measurements of  Temperature and Density in a Low-Density, Laser-Driven Magnetized Plasma," Journal of Instrumentation 7, P02002 (2012)

J. Cobble, K. A. Flippo, D. T. Offerman, F. E. Lopez, J. A. Oertel, D. Mastrosimone, S. A. Letzring, N. Sinenian,  “High-Resolution Thomson parabola for Ion Analysis,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 82, 113504 (2011)  DOI: 10.1063/1.3658048

C. Niemann, A. Bondarenko, C. Constantin, E. Everson, K. Flippo, S. Gaillard, R. Johnson, S. Letzring, D. Montgomery, L. Morton, D. Schaeffer, T. Shimada, and D. Winske, “Collisionless shocks in a large magnetized laser-plasma-plume,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 2406-7 (2011) DOI:10.1109/TPS.2011.2162007

Kirk A. Flippo, Sandrine A. Gaillard, Joseph S. Cowan, D. Cort Gautier, J. Eduardo Mucino, and Mariano E. Lowenstern, “Overcritical to Underdense Plasma in Under 1 Micron: 150 TW Laser-Thin-Target Interactions for Particle Acceleration,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 2428-9 (2011) DOI:10.1109/TPS.2011.2163426

T. Bartal, K. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, D. T. Offermann, M. E. Foord, C. Bellei, P. K. Patel, M. H. Key, R. B. Stephens, H. S. McLean, L.C. Jarrott and F. N.Beg, “Proton Focusing Characteristics Relevant to Fast Ignition,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 2818-9 (2011) DOI:10.1109/TPS.2011.2155682

H. Hora, G.H. Miley, K. Flippo, P. Lalousis, R. Castillo, X. Yang, B. Malekynia, and M. Ghoranneviss, “Review About Acceleration of Plasma by Nonlinear Forces from Picoseond Laser Pulses and Block Generated Fusion Flame in Uncompressed Fuel,” Laser and Particle Beams, 29, 353-363 (2011)

Yang, X. L., G. H. Miley, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, D. T. Offermann, H. Hora, B. B. Gall, T. Burris-Mog, J. Rassuchine, C. Plechaty, and J. Ren. “D-Cluster Converter Foil for Laser-Accelerated Deuteron Beams: Towards Deuteron-Beam-Driven Fast Ignition”. 2011. Fusion Science and Technology60 (2), 615 (2011) 

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas 18, 056710 (2011) (INVITED) (20 Most Downloaded papers of PoP for May(#13), June(#12), July(#11) and August(#16) 2011)

D. T. Offermann, K. A. Flippo, M. J. Schmitt, S. A. Gaillard, T. Bartal, M. Geissel, M. Schollmeier, D. Rose, and D. Welch, “Characterization and Focusing of Light Ion Beams Generated By Ultra-Intensely Irradiated Thin Foils at the Kilojoule Scale,” Phys. Plasmas 18 056713 (2011) (INVITED)

Xiaoling Yang, George H. Miley, Kirk A. Flippo, and Heinrich Hora, “Energy enhancement for deuteron beam fast ignition of a precompressed inertial confinement fusion target,” Phys. Plasmas 18, 032703 (2011)

C. I. Szabo, J. Workman, K. Flippo, U. Feldman, J. F. Seely, L.T. Hudson, and Henins, “Scaling studies with the dual crystal spectrometer at the OMEGA-EP laser facility,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 81 10E320 (2010)

J. Workman, J. Cobble, K. Flippo, D. C. Gautier, D. S. Montgomery, and D. T. Offermann, “Phase-contrast imaging using ultrafast x-rays in laser-shocked materials,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 81 10E520 (2010)

F.  Perez, L. Gremillet, M. Koenig, S. D. Baton, P. Audebert, M. Chahid, C. Rousseaux, M. Drouin, E. Lefebvre, T. Vinci, J. Rassuchine, S. Gaillard, K. Flippo, T. Cowan, R. Shepherd, “Enhanced isochoric heating from fast electrons produced by high-contrast, relativistic-intensity laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett, 104, 085001 (2010)

M. Roth, I. Alber, V. Bagnoud, C. Brown, R. Clarke, H. Daido, J. Fernandez,

K. Flippo, S. Gaillard, C. Gauthier, S. Glenzer, G. Gregori, M. Günther, K. Harres, R. Heathcote, A. Kritcher, N. Kugland, S. LePape, B. Li, M. Makita, J. Mithen, C. Niemann, F. Nürnberg, D. Offermann, A. Otten, A. Pelka, D. Riley, G. Schaumann, M. Schollmeier, J. Schütrumpf, M. Tampo, A. Tauschwitz and A. N. Tauschwitz, “Transport of laser accelerated proton beams and isochoric heating of matter,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 012009 (2010)

B. J. Albright, L. Yin, B. M. Hegelich, K. J. Bowers, C. Huang, A. Henig, J. C. Fernandez, K. A. Flippo, S. Gaillard, T. J. T. Kwan, X. Q. Yan, T. Tajima, and D. Habs, “Ultra-intense laser interaction with nanoscale targets: a simple model for layer expansion and ion acceleration,” J. Phys:. Conf. Ser. 244, 042022 (2010)

Kirk Flippo, Teresa Bartal, Farhat Beg, Sugreev Chawla, Jim Cobble, Sandrine Gaillard, Daniel Hey, Andrew MacKinnon, Andrew MacPhee, Phillip Nilson, Dustin Offermann, Sebastien Le Pape, Mark J. Schmitt, “Omega EP, Laser Scalings and the 60 MeV Barrier: First Observations of Ion Acceleration Performance in the 10 Picosecond Kilojoule Short-Pulse Regime,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 022033 (2010)

S. A. Gaillard, K. A. Flippo, M. E. Lowenstern, J. E. Mucino, J. M.  Rassuchine, D. C. Gautier, J. Workman and T. E. Cowan, “Proton acceleration from ultrahigh-intensity short-pulse laser-matter interactions with Cu micro-cone targets at an intrinsic ~10-8 contrast,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 022034 (2010)

George H. Miley, Xiaoling Yang, Hora Heinrich, Kirk Flippo, Sandrine Gaillard, Dustin Offermann, and D. Cort Gautier, “Advances in proposed D-Cluster Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets,” J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 032036 (2010)

D. T. Offermann, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, D.C. Gautier, S. Letzring, J. C. Cobble, G. Wurden, R.P. Johnson, T. Shimada, D. S. Montgomery, R. P. Gonzales, T. Hurry, M. J. Schmitt, S-M. Reid, T. Bartal, M. S. Wei, D. P. Higginson, and F. N. Beg, “Carbon ion beam focusing using laser irradiated, heated diamond hemispherical shells,” J.  Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 022053 (2010)

Juan C. Fernández, J.J. Honrubia, Brian J. Albright, Kirk A. Flippo, D. Cort Gautier, Björn M. Hegelich, Mark J. Schmitt, M. Temporal and Lin Yin, “Progress and prospects of ion-driven fast ignition,” Nucl. Fusion, 49 06500 (2010)

M. Roth, I. Alber, V. Bagnoud, C.R.D. Brown, R. Clarke, H. Daido, J. Fernandez, K. Flippo, S. Gaillard, C. Gauthier, M. Geissel, S. Glenzer, G. Gregori, M. Gunther, K.  Harres, R. Heathcote, A. Kritcher, N. Kugland, S. LePape, B. Li, M. Makita, J. Mithen, C. Niemann, F. Nurnberg, D. Offermann, A. Otten, A. Pelka, D. Riley, G. Schaumann, M.  Schollmeier, J. Schutrumpf, M. Tampo, A. Tauschwitz, A. Tauschwitz, “Proton Acceleration Experiments and Warm Dense Matter Research Using High Power Lasers,” Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 51, 124039 (2009)

D. Kiefer, A. Henig, D. Jung, D. C. Gautier, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, S. Letzring, R. P. Johnson, T. Shimada, J. C. Fernandez, J. Schreiber, D. Habs, and B. M. Hegelich, “First observation of relativistic electron sheets driven out of ultra-thin diamond-like carbon (DLC) foils”, European Physical Journal D 55, 427 (2009)

Rahul C. Shah, Randall P. Johnson, Tsutomu Shimada, B. M. Hegelich, Kirk A. Flippo, and Juan C. Fernandez, “High-temporal contrast using low-gain optical parametric amplification,” Optics Letters, 34 2273 (2009)

A. Henig, D. Kiefer, K. Markey, D. C. Gautier, K. A. Flippo, S. Letzring, R. P. Johnson, T. Shimada, L. Yin, B. J. Albright, K. J. Bowers, J. C. Fernández, S. G. Rykovanov, H.-C. Wu, M. Zepf, D. Jung, V. Kh. Liechtenstein, J. Schreiber, D. Habs, and B. M. Hegelich, “Enhanced laser-driven ion acceleration in the relativistic transparency regime”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 103 045002 (2009)

J. L. Kline, D. S. Montgomery, C. Rousseaux, S. D. Baton, V. Tassin, R. A. Hardin,  K. A. Flippo, R. P. Johnson, T. Shimada, L. Yin, B. J. Albright, H. A. Rose, and F. Amiranoff, “Investigation of stimulated Raman scattering using a short-pulse diffraction limited laser beam near the instability threshold”, Laser and Particle Beams, 27 185-190 (2009)

J. Rassuchine, E. d’Humières, S. D. Baton, P. Guillou, M. Koenig, M. Chahid, F. Perez, J. Fuchs, P. Audebert, R. Kodama, M. Nakatsutsumi, N. Ozaki, D. Batani, A. Morace, R. Redaelli, L. Gremillet, C. Rousseaux, F. Dorchies, C. Fourment, J. J. Santos, J. Adams, G. Korgan, S. Malekos, S. B. Hansen, R. Shepherd, K. Flippo, S. Gaillard, Y. Sentoku, T. E. Cowan, “Enhanced Hot Electron Localization and Heating in High-Contrast Ultra-Intense Laser Irradiation of Micro-Cone Targets”, Phys. Rev. E.79 036408 (2009)

F. Nürnberg, M. Schollmeier, K. Harres, M. Roth, A. Blažević, E. Brambrink, D.C. Carroll, P. McKenna. K. Flippo, D.C. Gautier, B.M. Hegelich, M. Geißel, J. Schreiber, D. Neely, O. Lundh, K. Markey, “Radiochromic film imaging spectroscopy of laser-accelerated proton beams”, Rev. Sci. Inst. 80, 033301 (2009)

S. H. Batha, R. Aragonez, F. L. Archuleta, T. N. Archuleta, J. F. Benage, J. A. Cobble, J. S. Cowan, V. E. Fatherley, K. A. Flippo, D. C. Gautier, R. P Gonzales, S. R. Greenfield, B. M. Hegelich, T. R. Hurry, R. P. Johnson, J. L. Kline, S. A. Letzring, E. N. Loomis, F. E. Lopez, S. N. Lou, D. S. Montgomery, J. A. Oertel, D. L. Paisely, S. M. Reid, P. G. Sanchez, A. Seifter, T. Shimada, and J. B. Workman, “TRIDENT high-energy-density facility experimental capabilities and diagnostics,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10F305 (2008)

J. Cowan, S. Gaillard, K. Flippo, “Characterization of Radiochromic Film Scanning Techniques Used in Short-Pulse Ion Acceleration,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10E535 (2008)

D. C. Gautier, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Letzring, J. Workman, T. Shimada, R. P. Johnson, T. R. Hurry, S. A. Gaillard, and B. M. Hegelich, “A Novel Backscatter Focus Diagnostic for the TRIDENT 200 TW laser,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10F547 (2008)

D. C. Gautier, J. L. Kline, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Gaillard, S. A. Letzring, and B. M. Hegelich, “A Simple Apparatus for Quick Qualitative Analysis of CR39 Nuclear Track Detectors,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10E536 (2008)

J. L. Kline, D. S. Montgomery, K. A. Flippo, R. P. Johnson, H. A. Rose, T. Shimada, and E. A. Williams, “Using a Short-Pulse Diffraction-Limited Laser Beam to Probe Filamentation of a Radom Phase Plate Smoothed Beam,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10F551 (2008)

J. Workman, J. Cobble, K. Flippo, D. C. Gautier, and S. Letzring, “High-Energy, High-Resolution X-ray Imaging on the TRIDENT Short-Pulse Laser Facility,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10E905 (2008)

K. Harres, M. Schollmeier, E.  Brambrink, P. Audebert, A. Blazevic, K.  Flippo, D.C. Gautier, M. Geissel, B. M. Hegelich, F. Nurnberg, J. Schreiber, H. Wahl,  M. Roth, “Development and calibration of a Thomson parabola with microchannel plate for the detection of laser-accelerated MeV ions,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 093306 (2008)

M. Schollmeier, S. Becker, M. Geißel, K. A. Flippo, A. Blažević, S. A. Gaillard, D. C. Gautier, F. Grüner, K. Harres, M. Kimmel, F. Nürnberg, P. Rambo, U. Schramm J. Schreiber,J. Schütrumpf, J. Schwarz, N. A. Tahir, B. Atherton, D. Habs, B. M. Hegelich, and M. Roth, “Controlled Transport and Focusing of Laser-Accelerated Protons with Miniature Magnetic Devices," Phys. Rev. Lett.  101, 055004 (2008)

K. Flippo, E. d’Humières, S. A. Gaillard, J. Rassuchine, D. C. Gauthier, M. Schollmeier, F. Nürnberg, J. L. Kline, J. Adams, B. J. Albright, M. Bakeman, K. Harres, R. P. Johnson, G. Korgan, S. Letzring, S. Malekos, N. Renard-LeGalloudec, Y. Sentoku, T. Shimada, M. Roth, T. E. Cowan, J. C. Fernández, and B. M. Hegelich, “Increased Efficiency of Short-Pulse Laser Generated Proton Beams from Novel Flat-Top Cone Targets,” Phys. Plasma. 15, 056709 (2008)  (INVITED, AIP most downloaded paper in the month of July)

M. Schollmeier, K. Harres, F. Nürnburg, A. Blažević, P. Audebert, E. Brambrink, J.C. Fernández, K. A. Flippo, D. C. Gautier, B.M. Hegelich, J. Schreiber, M. Roth, “Laser beam profile impression and target thickness impact on laser-accelerated protons,” Phys. Plasma 15, 053101 (2008)

Juan C. Fernández, Brian J. Albright, Kirk A. Flippo, Björn M. Hegelich, Thomas J. Kwan, Mark J. Schmitt, Lin Yin,“Progress on Ion Based Fast Ignition,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 112, 022051 (2008)

J. L. Kline, D. S. Montgomery, L. Yin, R. A. Hardin, K. A. Flippo, T. Shimada, R. P. Johnson, H. A. Rose and B. J. Albright ,“Investigation of laser plasma instabilities using picosecond laser pulses,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 112, 022042 (2008)

L. Yin, B. J. Albright, K. J. Bowers, J. L. Kline, D. S. Montgomery, K. A. Flippo, and H. A. Rose, “Kinetic simulations of stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering of Trident short-pulse laser in a single-hot-spot,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 112, 022033 (2008)

M. Schollmeier, M. Roth, G. Schaumann, A. Blažević, K. Flippo, A. Frank, J. C. Fernandez, D. C. Gautier, K. Harres, T. Heßling, B. M. Hegelich, F. Nürnberg, A. Pelka, H. Ruhl, J. Schreiber, D. Schumacher, K. Witte, B. Zielbauer and D. H. H. Hoffmann,“Plasma physics experiments at GSI,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 112, 042068 (2008)

B. J. Albright, L. Yin, Kevin J. Bowers, B. M. Hegelich, K. A. Flippo, T. J. T. Kwan, and J. C. Fernandez, “Relativistic Buneman Instability in the Laser Break-Out Afterburner,” Phys. Plasma 14, 094501 (2007)

J. L. Kline, T. Shimada, R. P. Johnson, D. S. Montgomery, B. M. Hegelich, D. M. Esquibel, K. A. Flippo,  R. P. Gonzales, T. R. Hurry, and S. L. Reid, “Short Pulse Laser Train for Laser Plasma Interaction Experiments,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 78, 083501 (2007)

K. A. Flippo, J. Workman, D. C. Gautier, S. Letzring, R. P.  Johnson, and T. Shimada, “Scaling Laws for Energetic Ions from the Commissioning of the New LANL 200 TW Trident Laser,” Rev. Sci. Inst. 79, 10E534 (2008)

Marius Schollmeier, M. Roth, A. Blažević, E. Brambrink, J.A. Cobble, J.C. Fernandez, K. A. Flippo, D.C. Gautier, D. Habs, K. Harres, B.M. Hegelich, T. Heßling, D.H.H. Hoffmann, S. Letzring, F. Nürnberg, G. Schaumann, J. Schreiber, K. Witte, “Laser Ion Acceleration with Micro-Grooved Targets,”  Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 577, 186–190 (2007)

L.Yin, B. J. Albright, B.M. Hegelich, K. J. Bowers, K. A. Flippo, T. J. T. Kwan, and J. C. Fernández, “Monoenergetic and GeV ion acceleration from the laser break-out afterburner using ultrathin targets,” Phys. Plasmas, 14, 056706 (2007) (INVITED)

K. Flippo, B. M. Hegelich, B. J. Albright, L. Yin, D. C. Gautier, S. Letzring, M. Schollmeier, J. Schreiber, R. Schulze, J. C. Fernández, “Laser-Driven Ion Accelerators: Spectral Control, Monoenergetic Ions And New Acceleration Mechanisms”, Laser and Particle Beams, 25, 3-8 (2007) (INVITED).

J. A. Cobble, J. C. Fernández, B. M. Hegelich, K. A. Flippo and  D. C. Gautier, “Spectroscopic diagnostics for multi-TW laser-produced plasmas,”  Journal de Physique IV133, 529 (2006)

K. A. Flippo, B. M. Hegelich, M. J. Schmitt, C. A. Meserole, J. A. Cobble, G. L. Fisher, D. C. Gautier, R. Johnson, S. Letzring, J. Schreiber, M. Schollmeier, and J. C. Fernández, “Ultrashort-Laser-Produced Heavy Ion Generation via Target Laser-Ablation Cleaning,” Journal de Physique IV, 133, 1117 (2006)

B. M. Hegelich, B. J. Albright, J. Cobble, K. Flippo, R. Johnson, S. Letzring, M. Paffett, H. Ruhl, J. Schreiber, R. Schulze, J. C. Fernandez, “Mono-energetic multi-MeV/nucleon ion beams accelerated by ultrahigh intensity lasers,” Nature, 439, 441-4 (2006)

J. C. Fernandez, B. M. Hegelich, J. A. Cobble, K. A. Flippo, S. A. Letzring, R. P. Johnson,  D. C. Gautier, T. Shimada, G. A. Kyrala, Y. Q. Wang, C. J. Wetteland, J. Schreiber, “Laser-ablation treatment of short-pulse laser targets: toward an experimental program on energetic-ion interactions with dense plasmas,” Laser and Particle Beams, 23, 267-73 (2005)

A. Maksimchuk, K. Flippo, H. Krause, G. Mourou, K. Nemoto, D. Shultz, D. Umstadter, R. Vane, V. Yu. Bychenkov, G. I. Dudnikova, V. F. Kovalev, K. Mima, V. N. Novikov, Y. Sentoku, S. V. Tolokonnikov, “High-Energy Ion Generation by Short Laser Pulses,” Plasma Phys. Rep. 30, 473 (2004)

Y. Sentoku, V. Y. Bychenkov, K. Flippo, A. Maksimchuk, K. Mima, G. Mourou, Z. M. Sheng, D. Umstadter, “High-energy ion generation in interaction of short laser pulse with high-density plasma,”  Applied Physics B: Laser and Optics 74, 207-215 (2002)

K. Nemoto, A. Maksimchuk, S. Banerjee, K. Flippo, G. Mourou, and D. Umstadter and V. Yu. Bychenkov, “Laser-triggered Ion Acceleration and Table Top Isotope Production,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 595 (2001).

N. Saleh, K. Flippo, K. Nemoto, and D. Umstadter, Robert A. Crowell, Charles D. Jonah, and Alexander D. Trifunac, “Pulse Radiolysis of Liquid Water Using Picosecond Electron Pulses Produced by a Table-Top Terawatt Laser System,” Rev. Sci. Instr. 71, 2305 (2000)

A. Maksimchuk, S. Gu, K. Flippo, D. Umstadter and V. Yu. Bychenkov, “Forward Ion Acceleration in Thin Films Driven by a High-Intensity Laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4108 (2000).

Steve Shannon, James Paul Holloway, Kirk Flippo and M. L. Brake, “A New Spatially Resolved Optical Emission Sensor for Plasma Etch Monitoring,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 71, 1467-1468 (1997).

 
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