• Zhengming Sheng
  • Professor
  • Laser Plasmas, High Energy Density Physics
  • zmsheng@sjtu.edu.cn

Biographical Information

Zhengming Sheng is the Yangtze distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Optical and Fine Mechanics (SIOM) on October 1993, Worked in Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) in Germany and Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE)Osaka University; He worked in Key Laboratory of Optical Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) under the recruitment program of CAS Hundred Talents Project on April 2001, where he was a distinguished research fellow, research fellow and Supervisor of Ph. D. student; He has been a distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Yangtze distinguished professor on August 2007 and April 2008 respectively; He is also a visiting professor in Zhejiang University, Beijing University, and University of Science and Technology of China. He has served as a member of the scientific advisory committee of the European ELI project and a committee member of the ICUIL, an editorial board member of the journals of Plasma and Fusion Research and Communication in Computational Physics. He has coauthored over 150 papers in refereed journals which have been cited for 1025 times. Over the past four years, he has been invited to give special reports in international scientific conferences for 20times, and has been the recipients of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the second prize of National Prize for Natural Sciences, the outstanding achievement award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and “Rao Yutai” Prize in Chinese Physics Society, etc.


Research Field

Research on relativistic laser-plasma interactionHigh Field Physicsetc. With the development of numerical simulation program, research and simulate on laser absorption, energy transportation; The new type particle accelerator which based on energetic particle beams and radiation sources (from THz to X and gamma rays) based ultra-intense laser-plasma interaction, generation and potential applications of the new type coherent radiation sources (THz radiation, ultra-short wave, ultra-short pulse width and ultra-intense power); Simulate the relevant high field experiment and supply the experiment with theoretic support.


AchievementSelected publications

1. A. Pukhov, Z. M. Sheng, and J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, “Particle acceleration in relativistic laser channels”, Phys. Plasmas 6, 2847-2854 (1999).

2. Z.-M. Sheng, Y. Sentoku, K. Mima, J. Zhang, W. Yu, and J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, “Angular distributions of fast electrons, ions, and bremsstrahlung x/gamma-rays in intense laser interaction with solid targets”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 5340 (2000).

3. Wei Yu, V. Bychenkov, Y. Sentoku, M. Y. Yu, Z. M. Sheng, and K. Mima, “Acceleration of electrons in the front of a solid targets”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 570-573 (2000).

4. Z.-M. Sheng, K. Mima, Y. Sentoku, M. S. Jovanovic, T. Taguchi, J. Zhang, and J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, “Stochastic heating and acceleration of electrons in colliding laser fields in plasmas”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 055004 (2002).

5. Z. -M. Sheng, K. Mima, Y. Sentoku, K. Nishihara, and J. Zhang, “Generation of high-amplitude plasma wave for particle acceleration by cross-modulated laser wake-field”, Phys. Plasmas 9, 3147 (2002).

6. P. Zhang, N. Saleh, S. Chen, Z. M. Sheng, D. Umstadter, “Laser-Energy Transfer and Enhancement of Plasma Waves and Electron Beams by Interfering High-Intensity Laser Pulses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 225001 (2003).

7. Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, Z. M. Sheng, H. Teng, T. J. Liang, X. Y. Peng, X. Lu, Y. J. Li, “Spatial distribution of high-energy electron emission from water plasmas produced by femtosecond laser pulses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 165002 (2003).

8. Z.-M. Sheng, K. Mima, J. Zhang, and H. Sanuki, “Emission of electromagnetic pulses from laser wakefields through linear mode conversion”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 095003 (2005).

9. H.-C. Wu, Z.-M. Sheng, Q.-J. Zhang, Y. Cang and J. Zhang, “Manipulating Ultrashort Intense Laser Pulses by Plasma Bragg Gratings”, Phys. Plasmas 12, 113103 (2005).

10. S. M. Weng, Z. M. Sheng, M. Q. He, J. Zhang, P. A. Norreys, M. Sherlock, and A. P. L. Robinson, “Plasma currents and electron distribution functions under a DC electric field of arbitrary strength”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 185001 (2008).

11. X. Q. Yan, C. Lin, Z. M. Sheng, Z.Y. Guo, B.C.Liu, Y.R. Lu, J.X. Fang, J.E. Chen, “High current and monoenergetic proton beams generated by a circularly-polarized laser pulse in the phase-stable acceleration (PSA) regime”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 135003 (2008).

12. M.Chen, A.Pukhov, T.P.Yu, and Z.M.Sheng, “Enhanced Collimated GeV Monoenergetic Ion Acceleration rom a Shaped Foil Target Irradiated by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 024801(2009).