• High Power Laser Science and Engineering
  • Vol. 6, Issue 3, 03000e38 (2018)
Zhe Zhang1, Baojun Zhu1、2, Yutong Li1、2、3, Weiman Jiang1、2, Dawei Yuan4, Huigang Wei4, Guiyun Liang4, Feilu Wang4, Gang Zhao4, Jiayong Zhong3、5, Bo Han5, Neng Hua6, Baoqiang Zhu6, Jianqiang Zhu6, Chen Wang7, Zhiheng Fang7, and Jie Zhang3、8
Author Affiliations
  • 1Beijing National Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
  • 2School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • 3Collaborative Innovation Center of IFSA (CICIFSA), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • 4Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
  • 5Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • 6National Laboratory on High Power Laser and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
  • 7Shanghai Institute of Laser Plasma, Shanghai 201800, China
  • 8Key Laboratory for Laser Plasmas (MoE) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
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    Abstract

    As a promising new way to generate a controllable strong magnetic field, laser-driven magnetic coils have attracted interest in many research fields. In 2013, a kilotesla level magnetic field was achieved at the Gekko XII laser facility with a capacitor–coil target. A similar approach has been adopted in a number of laboratories, with a variety of targets of different shapes. The peak strength of the magnetic field varies from a few tesla to kilotesla, with different spatio-temporal ranges. The differences are determined by the target geometry and the parameters of the incident laser. Here we present a review of the results of recent experimental studies of laser-driven magnetic field generation, as well as a discussion of the diagnostic techniques required for such rapidly changing magnetic fields. As an extension of the magnetic field generation, some applications are discussed.
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    Zhe Zhang, Baojun Zhu, Yutong Li, Weiman Jiang, Dawei Yuan, Huigang Wei, Guiyun Liang, Feilu Wang, Gang Zhao, Jiayong Zhong, Bo Han, Neng Hua, Baoqiang Zhu, Jianqiang Zhu, Chen Wang, Zhiheng Fang, Jie Zhang. Generation of strong magnetic fields with a laser-driven coil[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2018, 6(3): 03000e38
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    Received: Nov. 28, 2017
    Accepted: May. 9, 2018
    Published Online: Aug. 28, 2018
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