• Min Chen
  • Dinstinguished Research Fellow
  • Laser Plasma Physics
  • LLP-312
  • minchen@sjtu.edu.cn

Research Interests:

Laser plasma interaction,

laser plasma wakefield acceleration,

laser plasma ion acceleration,

laser plasma radiation source,

plasma theory and simulation 

Biographical Sketch: 

Min Chen received his Bachelor degree from the School for the Gifted Young, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2002. Later he received PhD degree from Institute of Physics, Beijing, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2007. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow in Heinrich Heine Universitaet, Duesseldorf, Germany. After that he joined LOASIS program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as a postdoctoral research fellow. From 2012, he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a Distinguished Research Fellow. Since 2006 Min Chen and his collaborators have published more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers, total citation number is more than 900, H index 18 (web of science).


Classical Electrodynamics (undergraduate course): http://cc.sjtu.edu.cn/llp_MChen.html

Laser Plasma physics (graduate course): http://cc.sjtu.edu.cn/G2S/Template/View.aspx?action=view&courseType=1&courseId=7662&ZZWLOOKINGFOR=G

Recent Publications:

Google Scholar Information:http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=M88Ydk4AAAAJ&hl=en

1. Ming Zeng, Min Chen*, Zheng-Ming Sheng+, Warren B. Mori, and Jie Zhang,“Self-truncated ionization injection and consequent monoenergetic electron bunches in laser wakefield acceleration”, Phys. Plasmas, 21, 030701 (2014).

2. Tong Xu, Min Chen*, Fei-Yu Li, Lu-Le Yu, Zheng-Ming Sheng, and Jie Zhang, “Spectrum band width narrowing of Thomson scattering X-rays with energy chirped electron beams from laser wakefield acceleration”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 013903 (2014).

3. J.L. Liu, M. Chen*, Z.M. Sheng+, C.S. Liu, W.B. Mori, and J. Zhang, “Stable laser-produced quasimonoenergetic proton beams from interactive laser and target shaping”, Phys. Rev. Spec. Topics-Acce. Beams, 16, 121301 (2013).

4. M. Chen, E. Esarey, C.G.R. Geddes, C.B. Schroeder, G.R. Plateau, S.S. Bulanov, S. Rykovanov, and W.P. Leemans, “Modeling classical and quantum radiation from laser-plasma accelerators”, Phys. Rev. Spec. Topics-Acce. Beams, 13, 030701 (2013).

5. M. Chen, E. Cormier-Michel, C.G.R. Geddes, D.L. Bruhwiler, L.L. Yu, E. Esarey, C.B. Schroeder, W.P. Leemans, “Numerical modeling of laser tunneling ionization in explicit particle-in-cell codes”, J. Comp. Phys. 230, 220 (2013).

6. Min Chen, Xiao-Hui Yuan, and Zheng-Ming Sheng, “Scalable control of terahertz radiation from ultrashort laser-gas interaction”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 161908 (2012).

7. M. Chen, E. Esarey, C.B. Schroeder, C.G.R. Geddes, and W.P. Leemans, “Theory of ionization-induced trapping in laser-plasma accelerators”, Phys. Plasmas, 19, 033101 (2012).

8. Min Chen, Naveen Kumar, Alexander Pukhov, and Tong-Pu Yu, “Stabilized radiation pressure dominated ion acceleration from surface modulated thin-foil targets”, Phys. Plasmas, 18, 073106 (2011)

9. Min Chen, Alexander Pukhov, Tong-Pu Yu and Zheng-Ming Sheng, “Radiation reaction effects on ion acceleration in laser foil interaction”, Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 53, 014004 (2011)

10. M. Chen, T.P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and Z.M. Sheng, “Target shape effects on monoenergetic GeV proton acceleration”, New J. Phys., 12, 045004 (2010)

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

12. M. Chen, A. Pukhov, Z.M. Sheng, and X.Q. Yan, “Laser mode effects on the ion acceleration during circularly polarized laser pulse interaction with foil targets”, Phys. Plasmas, 15, 113103 (2008)

13. H.B. Zhuo, Z.L. Chen, Z.M. Sheng, M. Chen, T. Yabuunchi, M. Tampo, M.Y. Yu, X.H. Yang, C.T. Zhou, K.A. Tanaka, J. Zhang, and R. Kodama, "Collimation of Energetic Electrons from a Laser-Target Interaction by a Magnetized Target Back Plasma Preformed by a Long-Pulse Laser", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 215003 (2014)

14. Wenchao Yan, Liming Chen, Dazhang Li, Lu Zhang, Nasr A.M. Hafz, James Dunn, Yong Ma, Kai Huang, Luning Su, Min Chen, Zhengming Sheng, and Jie Zhang, “Concurrence of monoenergetic electron beams and bright X-rays from an evolving laser-plasma bubble”, PNAS, 111,5825 (2014)

15. L.L. Yu, E. Esarey, C.B. Schroeder, J.L. Vay, C. Benedetti, C.G.R. Geddes, M. Chen, and W.P. Leemans, “Two-Color Laser-Ionization Injection”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 112, 125001 (2014)

16. Jie Mu, Fei-Yu Li, Ming Zeng, Min Chen, Zheng-Ming Sheng, and Jie Zhang, “Robust relativistic electron mirrors in laser wakefields for enhanced Thomson backscattering”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 261114 (2013)

17. G.R. Plateau, C.G.R. Geddes, D.B. Thorn, M. Chen, C. Benedetti, E. Esarey, A.J. Gonsalves, N.H. Matlis, K. Nakamura, C.B. Schroeder, S. Shiraishi, T. Sokollik, J. van Tilborg, Cs. Toth, S. Trotsenko, T.S. Kim, M. Battaglia, Th. Stoehlker, and W.P. Leemans, “Low-Emittance Electron Bunches from a Laser-Plasma Accelerator Measured using Single-Shot X-Ray Spectroscopy”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 064802 (2012)

18. Tong-Pu Yu, Alexander Pukhov, Gennady Shvets, and Min Chen, “Stable Laser-Driven Proton Beam Acceleration from a Two-Ion-Species Ultrathin Foil”, Phys.Rev. Lett., 105, 065002 (2010)

19. L.M. Chen, M. Kando, M.H, Xu, Y.T. Li, J. Koga, M. Chen, H. Xu, X.H. Yuan, Q.L. Dong, Z.M. Sheng, S.V. Bulanov, Y. Kato, J. Zhang, and T. Tajima, “Study of X-Ray Emission Enhancement via a High-Contrast Femtosecond Laser Interacting with a Solid Foil”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, 045004 (2008)

20. Y. T. Li, X. H. Yuan, M. H. Xu, Z. Y. Zheng, Z. M. Sheng, M. Chen, Y. Y. Ma, W. X. Liang, Q. Z. Yu, Y. Zhang,  F. Liu,  Z. H. Wang, Z. Y. Wei, W. Zhao, J. Zhang, “Observation of a fast electron beam emitted along the surface of a target irradiated by intense femtosecond laser pulses”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 96, 165003, (2006)