Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





My current research aims to study Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) effects in high-intensity Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) laser-solid plasma interaction via theory, simulation and also experiment. The potential applications are widespread; ion acceleration, X-ray generation and Inertial Confinement Fusion will be considered here. In addition, some important phenomena in astrophysics can be better understood using the insight developed in this study.

Some key words of my research interests are: Laser plasma accelerator, Laser plasma radiation, Particle-in-cell (PIC) Simulation, OAM effects in LG laser-plasma interaction, quantum radiation and radiation reaction force, Spin effects in extremely intense laser interaction and astrophysics, spin radiation theory.



Liu C, Shen B, Zhang X, et al., 2016, Generation of Gamma-ray Beam with Orbital Angular Momentum in the QED Regime, Physics of Plasmas, Vol:23, ISSN:1070-664X

Zhang L, Shen B, Zhang X, et al., 2016, Deflection of a Reflected Intense Vortex Laser Beam, Physical Review Letters, Vol:117, ISSN:0031-9007

Zhang X, Shen B, Shi Y, et al., 2016, Intense harmonics generation with customized photon frequency and optical vortex, New Journal of Physics, Vol:18, ISSN:1367-2630

Pei Z, Shen B, Zhang X, et al., 2015, Cascaded radiation pressure acceleration, Physics of Plasmas (1994-present), Vol:22, Pages:073113-073113

Wang W, Shen B, Zhang X, et al., 2015, Hollow screw-like drill in plasma using an intense Laguerre–Gaussian laser, Scientific Reports, Vol:5

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