Laser produced electromagnetic pulses : generation, detection and mitigation

Consoli, Fabrizio and Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T. and Bardon, Matthieu and Bradford, Philip and Carroll, David C. and Cikhardt, Jakub and Cipriani, Mattia and Clarke, Robert J. and Cowan, Tom and Danson, Colin N. and De Angelis, Riccardo and De Marco, Massimo and Dubois, Jean-Luc and Etchessahar, Bertrand and Laso Garcia, Alejandro and Hillier, David I. and Honsa, Ales and Jiang, Weiman and Kmetik, Viliam and Krása, Josef and LI, Yutong and Lubrano, Frédéric and McKenna, Paul and Metzkes-Ng, Josefine and Poyé, Alexandre and Prencipe, Irene and Rączka, Piotr and Smith, Roland A. and Vrana, Roman and Woolsey, Nigel C. and Zemaityte, Egle and Zhang, Yihang and Zhang, Zhe and Zielbauer, Bernhard and Neely, David (2020) Laser produced electromagnetic pulses : generation, detection and mitigation. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 8. e22. ISSN 2095-4719

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    This paper provides an up-to-date review of the problems related to the generation, detection and mitigation of strong electromagnetic pulses created in the interaction of high-power, high-energy laser pulses with different types of solid targets. It includes new experimental data obtained independently at several international laboratories. The mechanisms of electromagnetic field generation are analyzed and considered as a function of the intensity and the spectral range of emissions they produce. The major emphasis is put on the gHz frequency domain, which is the most damaging for electronics and may have important applications. The physics of electromagnetic emissions in other spectral domains, in particular THz and MHz, is also discussed. The theoretical models and numerical simulations are compared with the results of experimental measurements, with special attention to the methodology of measurements and complementary diagnostics. Understanding the underlying physical processes is the basis for developing techniques to mitigate the electromagnetic threat and to harness electromagnetic emissions, which may have promising applications.

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    Consoli, Fabrizio, Tikhonchuk, Vladimir T., Bardon, Matthieu, Bradford, Philip, Carroll, David C., Cikhardt, Jakub, Cipriani, Mattia, Clarke, Robert J., Cowan, Tom, Danson, Colin N., De Angelis, Riccardo, De Marco, Massimo, Dubois, Jean-Luc, Etchessahar, Bertrand, Laso Garcia, Alejandro, Hillier, David I., Honsa, Ales, Jiang, Weiman, Kmetik, Viliam, Krása, Josef, LI, Yutong, Lubrano, Frédéric, McKenna, Paul ORCID logoORCID:, Metzkes-Ng, Josefine, Poyé, Alexandre, Prencipe, Irene, Rączka, Piotr, Smith, Roland A., Vrana, Roman, Woolsey, Nigel C., Zemaityte, Egle, Zhang, Yihang, Zhang, Zhe, Zielbauer, Bernhard and Neely, David;