Ultrashort (femtosecond), ultra-intense (>10^18 W/cm^2) laser pulses impinging on a solid can produce hot and dense plasma. Its rapid, turbulent evolution poses many difficulties in its measurement. We have recently developed 2-D techniques to see the ‘face’ of such a plasma as it moves, brightens, and dims in a cyclical fashion. In this talk, we will see the challenges faced and the innovations made to catch these events on femtosecond timescales simultaneous with micron spatial scales.
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About the Speaker:
Amid Lad obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Savitribai Phule Pune University in 2009 and currently, he leads TIFR 150 TW Laser Facility. He has more than 80 publications in international journals and 30 invited talks at international and national conferences. He is an Infosys-TIFR Fellow and has been awarded Dr. Parvez Guzdar Young Scientist Award (2014) and Dr. R. K. Bhalla Young Scientist Award (2008).