Patrick MORA

Senior Scientist ("Directeur de Recherche") at CNRS

Director of Institut Lasers et Plasmas

Professor at Ecole Polytechnique

Research activities: Laser Plasma Interaction

 

 

 

Address CPHT, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau cedex, France
Phone number +33-(0)1 69 33 42 09
Fax number +33-(0)1 69 33 49 49
Contact firstname.lastname@polytechnique.edu
Office Building 6, Office 06.1027

Research interests

  • Magnetic field generation in laser-created plasmas 
  • Laser absorption by a plasma 
  • Nonlocal electron transport 
  • Propagation of ultra-short and ultra-intense laser pulses in underdense and overdense plasmas 
  • Laser acceleration of particles in vacuum and in plasmas 
  • Expansion of laser-created plasmas 
  • Protons acceleration in laser interaction with thin foils

The most important publications

1) Theoretical model of absorption of laser light by a plasma, P. Mora, Phys. Fluids 25, 1051 (1982).

2) Nonlocal heat transport due to steep temperature gradients, J.F. Luciani, P. Mora, J. Virmont, Phys. Rev. Lett. 51, 1664 (1983) ; J.F. Luciani, P. Mora, R. Pellat, Phys. Fluids 28, 835 (1985).

3) Self focusing and Raman scattering of laser pulses in tenuous plasmas, T. M. Antonsen Jr and P. Mora, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 2204 (1992) ; Phys. Fluids B 5, 1440 (1993).

4) Kinetic modeling of intense, short laser pulses propagating in tenuous plasmas, P. Mora, T. M. Antonsen Jr., Phys. Plasmas 4, 217 (1997).

5) Plasma expansion into a vacuum, P. Mora, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 185002 (2003).

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