W. Mori
Warren B. Mori
Theoretical Plasma
Office: Knudsen 1-130 
Phone: (310) 206-0372
FAX: (310) 825-4057
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Professor of Physics and Astronomy and of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547

Educational Background
University of California, Berkeley, B.S., June, 1981
University of California, Los Angeles, M.S., June, 1984
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., March, 1987
Selected Awards and Honors
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • ICTP Medal for Excellence in Nonlinear Plasma Physics by a Young  Researcher, 1995
  • Visiting Fellow of Imperial College in London, England, 3/87-5/87
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award for School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA, 1987
Selected Publications
Tzeng, K-C., Mori, W.B., "Suppression of electron ponderomotive blowout and relativistic self-focusing by the occurrence of raman scattering and plasma heating," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 81, No. 1, pp. 104-107, July 1998. 

Hemker, R.G., Tzeng, K-C., Mori, W.B., Katsouleas, T., Clayton, C.E., "Computer simulations of cathodeless, high-brightness electron beam production by multiple laser beams in plasmas," Physical Review E, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 5920-5928, May 1998. 

Tzeng, K-C., Mori, W.B., Katsouleas, T., "Beam characteristics from laser-driven wavebreaking", Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, No. 26, pp. 5258-5261, December 1997. 

Yoshii,J., Lai, C.H., Katsouleas, T., Joshi, C., Mori, W.B., "Radiation from Cerenkov wakes in a magnetized plasma," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 79, No. 21, pp. 4194-4197, November 1997. 

Mori, W.B., "The Physics of the Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas at Relativistic Intensities," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 33, No. 11, pp. 1942-1953, November 1997. 

Tzeng, K-C., Mori, W. B., Decker, C. D. "The Anomalous Absorption and Scattering of Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers in Underdense Plasmas," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 76, No. 18, pp. 3332-3335, April 1996. 

Mori, W. B., Katsouleas, T., Dawson, J.M., Lai, C. H. "Conversion of dc Fields in a Capacitor Array to Radiation by a Relativistic Ionization Front," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 74, No. 4, pp. 542-545, January 1995. 

W.B. Mori, C.D. Decker, D.E. Hinkel, and T. Katsouleas, "Raman Forward Scattering of Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers," Phys. Rev. Lett., 72 1482 (1994). 

C.D. Decker and W.B. Mori, "Group Velocity of Large Amplitude Electromagnetic Waves in a Plasma," Phys. Rev. Lett., 72, 490 (1994). 

W.B. Mori and T. Katsouleas, "Ponderomotive Force of an Electromagnetic Wave in a Time Varying Dielectric Medium," Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, 3495 (1992). 

C.B. Darrow, C. Coverdale, M.D. Perry, W.B. Mori, C. Clayton, K. Marsh, and C. Joshi, "Strongly Coupled Stimulated Raman Backscatter from Sub-Picosecond Laser Plasma Interactions," Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, 442 (1992). 

R.L. Savage, Jr., C. Joshi, and W.B. Mori, "Demonstration of Frequency Upshift and Pulse Compression of Electromagnetic Radiation by a Relativistic Ionization Front,"  Phys. Rev. Lett., 68, 946 (1992). 

W.B. Mori, "Generation of Tunable Radiation Using an Underdense Ionization Front," Phys. Rev. A., 44, 5118 (1991). 

W.B. Mori and T. Katsouleas, "Wavebreaking of Longitudinal Plasma Oscillations," Physica Scripta T30, 127 (1990) 

S.C. Wilks, J.M. Dawson, W.B. Mori, C. Joshi, and T. Katsouleas, "A Photon Accelerator", Phys. Rev. Lett., 62, 2600 (1989). 

S.C. Wilks, J.M. Dawson, and W.B. Mori, "Frequency Up-Conversion of Electromagnetic Radiation Using an Overdense Plasma," Phys. Rev. Lett., 61, 337 (1988). 

T. Katsouleas and W.B. Mori, "Wave-Breaking Amplitude of Relativistic Oscillations in a Thermal Plasma," Phys. Rev. Lett., 61, 90, (1988). 

W.B. Mori, C. Joshi, J.M Dawson, D.W. Forslund, and J.M. Kindel, "Evolution of Self-Focusing of Intense Electromagnetic Waves in Plasma," Phys. Rev. Lett., 60, 1298 (1988). 

W.B. Mori, "On Beat Wave Excitation of Relativistic Plasma Waves," IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science, special issue on Plasma-Based High-Energy Accelerators, ed. by T. Katsouleas (April 1987). 

D. W. Forslund, J. M. Kindel, W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, and J. M. Dawson, "Two-Dimensional Studies of Single Frequency and Beat Wave Laser-Plasma Heating," Phys. Rev. Letters, 54, 558 (1985). 

C. Joshi, W. B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, J. M. Dawson, J. M. Kindel, and D. W. Forslund, "Ultra-High Gradient Particle Acceleration by Intense Laser-Driven Plasma Density Waves," Nature, 311, 525, (1984). 

W. B. Mori, C. Joshi, and J. M. Dawson, "A Plasma Wave Accelerator-Surfatron II," IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci., NS-30, 3244 (1983). 


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