Karl Krushelnick

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Karl Krushelnick

Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Professor of EECS

Office Location(s): 1006 Gerstaker
Phone: 734.763.4877
Research Group

  • Fields of Study
    • High power lasers, optics, plasmas
  • About

    Karl Krushelnick received a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada in 1987. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in Astrophysical Sciences in 1989 and 1994 respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University until 1997 when he moved to Imperial College London as a lecturer in the Physics Department. In 2003 he was promoted to full Professor and Head of the Plasma Physics Group there. In 2006 Krushelnick moved to the University of Michigan where he is presently Associate Director for High Field Science at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS). His research is concentrated on experimental ultra-high intensity laser plasma interactions using the high power short pulse laser facilities at CUOS. This includes the development of “table-top” relativistic electron beams along with the development of compact proton/ion beams and x-ray/gamma ray beams.

    Professor Krushelnick is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He is also on the International Advisory Board for the journal “Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion”.

    Selected Publications

    Effect of Relativistic Plasma on Extreme-Ultraviolet Harmonic Emission from Intense Laser-Matter Interactions, (K. Krushelnick, W. Rozmus, U.Wagner, F. N. Beg, S. G. Bochkarev, E. L. Clark, A. E. Dangor, R. G. Evans, A. Gopal, H. Habara, S. P. D. Mangles, P. A. Norreys, A. P. L. Robinson, M. Tatarakis, M. S. Wei, M. Zepf), Physical Review Letters 100, 125005 (2008).

    Observation of Synchrotron Radiation from Electrons Accelerated in a Petawatt-Laser-Generated Plasma Cavity, (S. Kneip, S. R. Nagel, C. Bellei, N. Bourgeois, A. E. Dangor, A. Gopal, R. Heathcote, S. P. D. Mangles, J. R. Marques, A. Maksimchuk, P. M. Nilson, K. Ta Phuoc, S. Reed, M. Tzoufras, F. S. Tsung, L. Willingale, W. B. Mori, A. Rousse, K. Krushelnick, Z. Najmudin), Physical Review Letters 100, 105006 (2008).

    Ultra-high Intensity 300 TW Laser at 0.1 Hz Repetition Rate, (V. Yanovsky, V. Chvykov, G. Kalinchenko, P. Rousseau, T. Planchon, T. Matsuoka, A. Maksimchuk, J. Nees, G. Cheriaux, G. Mourou and K. Krushelnick), Optics Express 16, 2109 (2008).

    High Harmonic Generation in the Relativistic Limit, (B. Dromey, M. Zepf, A. Gopal, K. Krushelnick, K. Lancaster, M. S. Wei, R. Clarke, D Neely, P. Norreys, S. Moustaizis, M. Tatarakis, N. Vakakis, C. Stoeckl), Nature Physics 2, 456 (2006).

    Mono-Energetic Relativistic Electron Beams from Intense Laser Plasma Interactions, (S. P. D. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, P. S. Foster, J. L. Collier, E. J. Divall, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton and K. Krushelnick), Nature 431, 535 (2004).

    Electron Acceleration with Intense Ultra-Short Laser Pulses, (V. Malka, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M.-M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J.-P. Chambaret, J.-F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, M. Pittman, J.-P. Rousseau, J.-N. Scheurer, B. Walton, and A.E. Dangor), Science 298, 1596 (2002).

    Fast Heating Scalable to Advanced Laser-Fusion Ignition, (R. Kodama, H. Shiraga, K. Shigemori, Y. Toyama, S. Fujioka, M. Ahamed, H. Azechi, H. Fujita, H.Habara, T. Hall, T. Jitsuno, Y. Kitagawa, K. M. Krushelnick, K. L. Lancaster, K. Mima, K. Nagai, M. Nakai, H. Nishimura, T. Norimatsu, P. A. Norreys, S. Sakabe, K. A. Tanaka, M. Zepf and T. Yamanaka), Nature 418, 933 (2002).

    Measuring Huge Magnetic Fields, (M. Tatarakis, I. Watts, F. N. Beg, E. L. Clark, A. E. Dangor, M. G. Haines, P. A. Norreys, M. Zepf and K. Krushelnick), Nature 415, 280 (2002).

  • Education
    • University of Western Ontario B.Sc. 1987
    • Princeton University M.A. 1989
    • Princeton University Ph.D. 1994