Recent & Selected Publications


Yiftach Katzir, Shmuel Eisenmann, Yair Ferber, Arie Zigler, and Richard F. Hubbard "A plasma microlens for ultrashort high power lasers", Appl. Phys. 95 , 031101 (2009)

T. Matsuoka, C. McGuffey, C. M. Huntington, Y. Horovitz, F. Dollar, S. S. Bulanov, V. Chvykov, G. Kalintchenko, S. Reed, P. Rousseau,
V. Yanovsky, M. Levin, A. Zigler, R. P. Drake, A. Maksimchuk,and K. Krushelnick "Laser wakefield acceleration experiments at the University of Michigan", AIP Conf. Proc. 1086

David Shwa, Shmuel Eisenmann, Gilad Marcus, and Arie Zigler "Using the self-filtering property of a femtosecond filament to improve second harmonic generation", Optics Express 17


Shmuel Eisenmann, Yonatan Sivan, Gadi Fibich, and Arie Zigler "Extending Femtosecond Filamentation of High Power Laser Propagating in the Atmosphere", AIP Conf. Proc. 1024

Shmuel Eisenmann, Joseph Penano, Phillip Sprangle and Arie Zigler "Effect of an Energy Reservoir on the Atmospheric Propagation of Laser-Plasma Filaments", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100

Z. Henis, G. Milikh, K. Papadopoulos, and A. Zigler "Generation of controlled radiation sources in the atmosphere using a dual femtosecond /nanosecond laser pulse", J. Appl. Phys. 103


S. Eisenmann, Y. Katzir, A. Zigler, G. Fibich, E. Louzon, Y. Erlich, Z. Henis, S. Pecker, D. Fisher, M. Fraenkel, "Interaction of intense short laser pulses with air and dielectric materials", Int, Jour. Of Mod. Phys. B, 21 (2007)

T. Palchan, Z. Henis, A. I. Faenov, A. Y. Magunov, S. A. Pikuz, S. V. Gasilov, I. Yu. Skobelev, A. Zigler, "Generation of fast ions by an efficient coupling of high power laser into snow nanotubes", App. Phys. Lett. 91, 251501 (2007)

T. Palchan, D. Kaganovich, P. Sasorov, P. Sparngle, C. Ting and A. Zigler, "Electron density in low density capilary plasma channel" App. Phys. Let. 90 , 061501 (2007)

T. Palchn, S. Pecker, S. Eisemann, Z. Henis and A. Zigler, "Efficient coupling of high intensity short laser pulses into show clusters", App. Phys. Lett. 90, 041501 (2007)

S. Eisenmann, E. Louzon, Y. Katzir, T. Palchan, A. Zigler, Y. Sivan, G. Fibich, "Control of the filamentation distance and pattern in long-range atmospheric propagation" Opt. Express 15, 2779 (2007)

S. Eisenmann, A. Pukhov, A. Zigler, "Fine structure of plasma filament" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 155002 (2007)


Marcus G, Zigler A, Friedland L Molecular vibrational ladder climbing using a sub-nanosecond chirped laser pulse Euro. Phys. Lett. 74 (1): 43-48 APR 2006

Kimura WD, Andreev NE, Babzien M, et al. Inverse free electron lasers and laser wakefield acceleration driven by CO2 lasers Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 364 (1840): 611-622 MAR 15 2006

Palchan T, Eisenmann S, Zigler A, et al. All optical electron injector using an intense ultrashort pulse laser and a solid wire target App. Phys. B 83 (2): 219-223 MAY 2006

M. Levin, A. Pukhov, and A. Zigler, R. F. Hubbard, A. Ting, D. F. Gordon, and P. Sprangle D. Kaganovich,Long plasma channels in segmented capillary discharges, Phys. Plasm. 13, 083108 (2006)

G. Fibich, Y. Sivan, Y. Erlich, E. Louzun, M. Fraenkel, S. Eisenmann, Y. Katzir, A. Zigler "Control of the collapse distance in atmospheric propagation", Opt. Experss, 14 (12) p.4946 (2006)

M. Levin, S. Eisenmann, T. Palchan, A. Zigler, K. Sugiyama, K. Nakajima, D. Kaganovich, R.F. Hubbard, A. Ting, D.F. Gordon, P. Sprangle, M. Fraenkel, S. Maman and Z. Henis, "Guiding of high laser intensities in long plasma channels", Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. B 21 (2006)


Kimura WD, Andreev NE, Babzien M, et al. Pseudoresonant laser wakefield acceleration driven by 10.6-mu m laser light IEEE Trans. Plasma. Sci. 33 (1): 3-7 (2005)

Marcus G, Zigler A, Eger D, et al. Generation of a high-energy ultrawideband chirped source in periodically poled LiTaO3 Jou. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22 620-622 (2005)

Kaganovich D, Ting AC, Gordon DF, et al. Generation of high-energy electrons in a double gas jet and laser wakefield acceleration IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 33 735-738 (2005)

Hubbard RR, Gordon DF, Cooley JH, et al. Trapping and acceleration of nonideal injected electron runches in laser Wakefield accelerators IEEE Trans. Plasma. Sci. 33 712-722 (2005)

Janulewicz KA, Schnurer M, M.Levin and A. Zigler Enhancement of a 24.77-nm line emitted by the plasma of a boron nitride capillary discharge irradiated by a high-intensity ultrashort laser pulse Opt. Lett. 30 1572-1574 (2005)

Louzon E, Henis Z, Pecker S, and A.Zigler. Reduction of damage threshold in dielectric materials induced by negatively chirped laser pulses App. Phys. Lett. 87 241903 (2005)

Kaganovich D, Ting A, Gordon DF, et al. First demonstration of a staged all-optical laser wakefield acceleration Phys. Plas. 12 100702 (2005)

Penano JR, Sprangle P, Hafizi B, A.Zigler Transmission of intense femtosecond laser pulses into dielectrics Phys. Rev. E 72 036412 (2005)

Marcus G, Friedland L, Zigler A Autoresonant excitation and control of molecular degrees of freedom in three dimensions Phys. Rev. 72 033404 (2005)

Fibich G, Eisenmann S, Ilan B, et al. Self-focusing distance of very high power laser pulses Opt. Exp. 135897-5903 (2005)

Levin M, Pukhov A, Hubbard RF, et al. Longitudinal profiles of plasma parameters in a laser-ignited capillary discharge and implications for laser wakefield accelerator applications App. Phys. Lett. 87 261501 (2005)


Marcus G, Friedland L, Zigler A From quantum ladder climbing to classical autoresonance Phys., Rev. A 69013407 (2004)

Fibich G, Eisenmann S, Ilan and A.Zigler Control of multiple filamentation in air opt. Lett. 291772-1774 (2004)

Pikuz T, Faenov A, Skobelev I, et al. Easy spectrally tunable highly efficient X-ray backlighting schemes based on spherically bent crystals, Las. and Part. Beams. 22 289-300 (2004)


High-current capillary discharge with prepulse ablative plasma Levin M, Marcus G, Zigler A. Jour. Appl. Phys. 93851-854 (2003)

Generation of ultrawide-band chirped sources in the infrared through parametric interactions in periodically poled crystals Marcus G, Zigler A Appl. Phys. Lett. 82164-166 (2003)

Greenberg B, Levin M, Pukhov A, Zigler A Low jitter capillary discharge channels App. Phys. Lett. 832961-2963 (2003)

Duncan M, Grossman J, Zigler A, et al. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI): A new approach to identifying mucosal irregularities GASTROINTEST ENDOSC 57 (5): AB178-AB178 Suppl. 1 APR 2003

Yakimenko V, Pogorelsky IV, Pavlishin IV, et al. Cohesive acceleration and focusing of relativistic electrons in overdense plasma Phys. Rev. Lett. 91014802 (2003)

Hafizi B, Gordon DF, Zigler A, et al. Electron trajectories in the magnetic field of capillary discharge: Application to laser wakefield accelerators in plasma channel Phys. Plasmas 102545-2551 (2003)

Pogorelsky IV, Pavlishin IV, Ben-Zvi I, et al.Transmission of high-power CO2 laser pulses through a plasma channel App. Phys. Lett. 833459-3461 (2003)


GeV acceleration in tapered plasma channels. P.Sprangle, B. Hafizi, A.Ting , R. Hubbard, D. Gordon and A.Zigler Phys. of Plasma 9, 2364 , 2002

R. F. Hubbard, B. Hafizi, A. Ting, D. Kaganovich, P. Sprangle, and A. Zigler, “High intensity focusing of laser pulses using a short plasma channel lens”, Phys. Plasmas. 9 ,1431, (2002)

Detection and electrical characterization of hidden layers using time-domain analysis of terahertz reflections Geltner I, Hashimshony D, Zigler A Jour. Appl. Phys. 92203-206 (2002)

Tunable, bandwidth controllable source of THz radiation Zigler A, Hashimshony D, Papadopoulos K IEE P-OPTOELECTRON 14993-97 (2002)


Simulation of Density Channel Guiding in Capillary Discharge Experiments and Laser Wakefield Accelerators. R. F. Hubbard, , D. Kaganovich, , B. Hafizi,C. Moore, P. Sprangle, A. Ting and A. Zigler Phys. Rev. E 63, 6502, (2001)

X-ray spectrum emitted by a laser produced cerium plasma in the 7.5 to 12A wavelength range. R.Doron, M.Fraenkel, P Mandelbaum , Y. Faenov, T. Pikuz and A.Zigler. Physica Scripta 63,22, (2001)

Shadow monochromatic backlighting. A.Faenov , T.Pikuz, M.Fraenkel and A.Zigler Laser Part. Beams, 19, 285, 2001 Stable Laser Pulse propagation in Plasma Channels for GeV Electron Acceleration. P. Sprangle R. F. Hubbard, D. Kaganovich, B. Hafizi, C. Moore, A. Ting and A. Zigler Phys.Rev.Lett. 85, 5110, (2001)

Conversion of Electrostatic to Electromagnetic Waves by Super-luminous Ionization Fronts. .Hashimshony, A.Zigler and Papadopoulos. Phys.Rev.Lett. 86, 2806, 92001)

Detection and Electrical Characterization of Hidden Layers Using Time-Domain Analysis of Terahertz Reflections I.Geltner, D. Hashimshony and A. Zigler Appl.Phys.Lett. 73, 1357, (2001)

Wakefield generation and GeV acceleration in tapered plasma channels, P.Sprangle, B. Hafizi, A.Ting , R. Hubbard, D. Kaganovich and A.Zigler. Phys.Rev. E 63 6405, (2001)

Velocity Control and Staging in Laser Wakefield Accelerators Using Segmented Capillary Discharges D. Kaganovich, A. Zigler, R.F. Hubbard, Sprangle and A.Ting Appl. Phys. Lett. 72, 759, (2001)

R. F. Hubbard, B. Hafizi, A. Ting, D. Kaganovich, P. Sprangle, and A. Zigler, “High intensity focusing of laser pulses using a short plasma channel lens,” Phys. Plasmas. 9, 1431-1442 (2001)

D.Hashimshony, I.Geltner, G.Cohen, Y.Avitzur A.Zigler and C.Smith, "Characterization of the electrical properties and thickness of thin epitaxial semiconductor layers by THz reflection spectroscopy” J. Appl. Phys, 90, 5778, (2001)

Lasing to ground state of ions in discharge created plasma in microcapillary Goltsov A, Morozov A, Ping Y, Geltner I, Suckewer, Zigler A Jour. De Physique IV 11 165-173 (2001)

Development of a method for automated quantitative analysis of ores using LIBS Rosenwasser S, Asimellis G, Bromley B and Zigler A SPECTROCHIM ACTA B 56 (6): 707-714 JUN 29 2001

Shadow monochromatic backlighting: Large-field high resolution X-ray shadowgraphy with improved spectral tunability Pikuz TA, Faenov AY, Zigler A, et al. LASER PART BEAMS 19 (2): 285-293 JUN 2001