Publications

2022
1 D. Blackman, Y. Shi, S. Klein, M. Cernaianu, D. Doria, P. Ghenuche, and A. Arefiev, "Electron acceleration from transparent targets irradiated by ultra-intense helical laser beams", Communications Physics 5, 116 (2022).
2 Y. He, T. G. Blackburn, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Achieving pair creation via linear and nonlinear Breit-Wheeler processes in dense plasmas",  Physics of Plasmas 29, 053105 (2022).
3 K. Weichman, A. P. L. Robinson, M. Murakami, J. J. Santos, S. Fujioka, T. Toncian, J. P. Palastro, and A. Arefiev, "Progress in relativistic laser–plasma interaction with kilotesla-level applied magnetic fields",  Physics of Plasmas 29, 053104 (2022).
2021
4 L. Esnault, E. d'Humieres, A. Arefiev, and X. Ribeyre, "Electron-positron pair production in the collision of real photon beams with wide energy distributions", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 60, 125015 (2021).
5 Y. He, I-L. Yeh, T. Blackburn, and A. Arefiev, "A single-laser scheme for observation of linear Breit-Wheeler electron-positron pair creation", New J. Phys. 23, 115005 (2021).
6 Y. Shi, D. Blackman, and A. Arefiev, "Electron acceleration using twisted laser wavefronts"  Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 63, 125032 (2021).
7 T. Wang, D. Blackman, K. Chin, and A. Arefiev, "Effects of simulation dimensionality on laser-driven electron acceleration and photon emission in hollow microchannel targets", Phys. Rev. E 104, 045206 (2021).
8 I-L. Yeh, K. Tangtartharakul, H. Rinderknecht, L. Willingale, and A. Arefiev, "Strong interplay between superluminosity and radiation friction during direct laser acceleration", New J. Phys. 23, 095010 (2021).
9 H. Rinderknecht, T. Wang, A. Garcia, G. Bruhaug, M. Wei, H. Quevedo, T. Ditmire, J. Williams, A. Haid, D. Doria, K. Spohr, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Relativistically transparent magnetic filaments: scaling laws, initial results and prospects for strong-field QED studies", New J. Phys. 23, 095009 (2021).
10 Y. He, T. Blackburn, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Dominance of γ-γ electron-positron pair creation in a plasma driven by high-intensity lasers", Communications Physics 4, 139 (2021).
11 Y. Shi, D. Blackman, D. Stutman, and A. Arefiev, "Generation of Ultrarelativistic Monoenergetic Electron Bunches via a Synergistic Interaction of Longitudinal Electric and Magnetic Fields of a Twisted Laser", Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 234801  (2021).
12 K. Tangtartharakul, G. Chen, and A. Arefiev, "Particle integrator for particle-in-cell simulations of ultra-high intensity laser-plasma interactions", Journal of Computational Physics 434, 110233 (2021).
13 H. Mao, K. Weichman, Z. Gong, T. Ditmire, H. Quevedo, and A. Arefiev, "Emission of electromagnetic waves as a stopping mechanism for nonlinear collisionless ionization waves in a high-β regime", Phys. Rev. E 103, 023209 (2021).
14 A. E. Hussein, A. Arefiev, T. Batson, H. Chen, R. S. Craxton, A. S. Davies, D. H. Froula, Z. Gong, D. Haberberger, Y. Ma, P. M. Nilson, W. Theobald, T. Wang, K. Weichman, G. J. Williams, and L. Willingale, "Towards the optimization of direct laser acceleration", New J. Phys. 23, 023031 (2021).
2020
15 K. Weichman, M. Murakami, A. P. L. Robinson, and A. Arefiev, "Sign reversal in magnetic field amplification by relativistic laser-driven microtube implosions", Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 244101 (2020).
16 K. Weichman, A. P. L. Robinson, M. Murakami, and A. V. Arefiev, "Strong surface magnetic field generation in relativistic short pulse laser-plasma interaction with an applied seed magnetic field", New J. Phys. 22, 113009 (2020).
17 K. Weichman, J. J. Santos, S. Fujioka, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Generation of focusing ion beams by magnetized electron sheath acceleration", Scientific Reports 10, 18966 (2020).
18 M. Murakami, J. J. Honrubia, K. Weichman, A. Arefiev, and S.V. Bulanov, "Generation of megatesla magnetic fields by intense-laser−driven microtube implosions", Scientific Reports 10, 16653 (2020).
19 J. Koga, M. Murakami, A. Arefiev, Y. Nakamiya, S. S. Bulanov, S. V. Bulanov, "Electron-positron pair creation in the electric fields generated by micro-bubble implosions", Phys. Lett. A 384, 126854 (2020).
20 H. Morita, A. Arefiev, T. Toncian, J. J. Santos, D. Golovin, S. Shokita, T. Mori, K. Farley Law, H. Li, R. Takizawa, K. Matsuo, A. Morace, A. Yogo, and S. Fujioka, "Application of laser-driven capacitor-coil to target normal sheath acceleration", High Energy Density Physics 37, 100874 (2020).
21 T. Wang and A. Arefiev, "Comment on 'Creation of electron-positron pairs in photon-photon collisions driven by 10-PW laser pulses’", Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 079501 (2020).
22 Y. Shi, K. Weichman, R. J. Kingham, and A. V. Arefiev, "Magnetic field generation in a laser-irradiated thin collisionless plasma target by return current electrons carrying orbital angular momentum", New J. Phys. 22, 073067 (2020).
23 Z. Gong, F. Mackenroth, T. Wang, X. Q. Yan, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Direct laser acceleration of electrons assisted by strong laser-driven azimuthal plasma magnetic fields", Phys. Rev. E 102, 013206 (2020).
24 A. Arefiev, D. Stark, T. Toncian, and M. Murakami, "Birefringence in thermally anisotropic relativistic plasmas and its impact on laser-plasma interactions", Phys. Plasmas 27, 063106 (2020).
25 P. Zhang, S. S. Bulanov, D. Seipt, A. Arefiev, and A. G. R. Thomas, "Relativistic plasma physics in supercritical fields", Phys. Plasmas 27, 050601 (2020).
26 T. Wang, Z. Gong, and A. Arefiev, "Electron confinement by laser-driven azimuthal magnetic fields during direct laser acceleration", Phys. Plasmas 27, 053109 (2020).
27 T. Wang, X. Ribeyre, Z. Gong, O. Jansen, E. d'Humieres, D. Stutman, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Power scaling for collimated gamma-ray beams generated by structured laser-irradiated targets and its application to two-photon pair production", Phys. Rev. Applied 13, 054024 (2020).
28 A. Arefiev, Z. Gong, A. P. L. Robinson, "Energy gain by laser-irradiated electrons in a strong magnetic field", Phys. Rev. E 101, 043201 (2020).
29 A. P. L. Robinson and A. Arefiev, "Net energy gain in direct laser acceleration due to enhanced dephasing induced by an applied magnetic field", Phys. Plasmas 27, 023110 (2020).
30 K. Weichman, A. P. L. Robinson, F. N. Beg, and A. V. Arefiev, "Laser reflection as a catalyst for direct laser acceleration in multipicosecond laser-plasma interaction", Phys. Plasmas 27, 013106 (2020).
2019
31 Z. Gong, F. Mackenroth, X. Q. Yan, and A. Arefiev, "Radiation reaction as an energy enhancement mechanism for laser-irradiated electrons in a strong plasma magnetic field", Scientific Reports 9, 17181 (2019).
32 J. Li, P. Forestier-Colleoni, M. Bailly-Grandvaux, C. McGuffey, A. Arefiev, S. S. Bulanov, J. Peebles, C. Krauland, A. E. Hussein, T. Batson, J. C. Fernandez, R. P. Johnson, G. Petrov, and F. Beg, "Laser-driven acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic, near-collimated titanium ions via a transparency-enhanced acceleration scheme", New J. Phys. 21 103005 (2019).
33 A. P. L. Robinson, K. Tangtartharakul, K. Weichman, and A. V. Arefiev, "Extreme nonlinear dynamics in vacuum laser acceleration with a crossed beam configuration", Phys. Plasmas 26, 093110 (2019).
34 Z. Gong, R. H. Hu, J. Q. Yu, Y. R. Shou, A. Arefiev, and X. Q. Yan, "Radiation rebound and quantum splash in electron-laser collisions", Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 22, 093401 (2019).
35 T. Wang, V. Khudik, A. Arefiev, and G. Shvets, "Direct laser acceleration of electrons in the plasma bubble by tightly focused laser pulses", Phys. Plasmas 26, 083101 (2019).
36 T. Wang, Z. Gong, K. Chin, and A. Arefiev, "Impact of ion dynamics on laser-driven electron acceleration and gamma-ray emission in structured targets at ultra-high laser intensities", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 61, 084004 (2019).
37 J. K. Koga, M. Murakami, A. Arefiev, and Y. Nakamiya, "Probing and possible application of the QED vacuum with micro-bubble implosions induced by ultra-intense laser pulses", Matter Radiat. Extremes 4, 034401 (2019).
38 M. Murakami, A. Arefiev, M. A. Zosa, J. K. Koga, and Y. Nakamiya, "Relativistic proton emission from ultrahigh-energy-density nanosphere generated by microbubble implosion", Phys. Plasmas 26 043112 (2019).
39 Z. Gong, A. P. L. Robinson, X. Q. Yan, and A. V. Arefiev, "Highly collimated electron acceleration by longitudinal laser fields in a hollow-core target", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 61 035012 (2019).
40 J. Li, A. V. Arefiev, S. S. Bulanov, D. Kawahito, M. Bailly-Grandvaux, G. Petrov, C. McGuffey, and F. Beg, "Ionization injection of highly-charged copper ions for laser driven acceleration from ultra-thin foils", Scientific Reports 9, 666 (2019).
41 T. Wang, T. Toncian, M. S. Wei, and A. Arefiev, "Structured targets for detection of Megatesla-level magnetic fields through Faraday rotation of XFEL beams", Phys. Plasmas 26, 013105 (2019).
2018
42 J. Peebles, A. V. Arefiev, S. Zhang, C. McGuffey, M. Spinks, J. Gordon, E. W. Gaul, G. Dyer, M. Martinez, M. E. Donovan, T. Ditmire, J. Park, H. Chen, H. S. McLean, M. S. Wei, S. I. Krasheninnikov, and F. N. Beg, "High-angle deflections of the energetic electrons by a voluminous magnetic structure in near-normal intense laser-plasma interactions", Phys. Rev. E 98, 053202 (2018).
43 L. Willingale, A. V. Arefiev, G. J. Williams, H. Chen, F. Dollar, A. U. Hazi, A. Maksimchuk, M. J.-E. Manuel, E. Marley, W. Nazarov, T. Z. Zhao, and C. Zulick, "The unexpected role of evolving longitudinal electric fields in generating energetic electrons in relativistically transparent plasmas", New J. Phys. 20 093024 (2018).
44 M. Murakami, A. Arefiev, and M. A. Zosa, "Generation of ultrahigh field by micro-bubble implosion", Scientific Reports 8 7537 (2018).
45 A. P. L. Robinson and A. Arefiev, "Interaction of an electron with coherent dipole radiation: role of convergence and anti-dephasing", Phys. Plasmas 25 053107 (2018).
46 J.J. Santos, M. Bailly-Grandvaux, M. Ehret, A. Arefiev, D. Batani, F.N. Beg, A. Calisti, S. Ferri, R. Florido, P. Forestier-Colleoni, S. Fujioka, M.A. Gigosos, L. Giuffrida, L. Gremillet, J.J. Honrubia, S. Kojima, Ph. Korneev, K.F.F. Law, J.-R. Marques, A. Morace, C. Mosse, O. Peyrusse, S. Rose, M. Roth, S. Sakata, G. Schaumann, F. Suzuki-Vidal, V.T. Tikhonchuk, T. Toncian, N. Woolsey, and Z. Zhang, "Laser-driven strong magnetostatic fields with applications to charged beam transport and magnetized high energy-density physics", Phys. Plasmas 25 056705 (2018).
47 O. Jansen, T. Wang, D. Stark, E. d'Humières, T. Toncian, and A. Arefiev, "Leveraging extreme laser-driven magnetic fields for gamma-ray generation and pair production", Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 60 054006 (2018).
2017
48 A. V. Arefiev, I. Y. Dodin, A. Köhn, E. J. Du Toit, E. Holzhauer, V. F. Shevchenko, and R. G. L. Vann, "Kinetic simulations of X-B and O-X-B mode conversion and its deterioration at high input power", Nucl. Fusion 57 116024 (2017).