International Workshop on Optical Thomson Scattering

University of Rochester • Rochester, NY
13–14 August 2019

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 8, 2019
Hotel Deadline: July 22, 2019

An international workshop on optical Thomson scattering will be held at the University of Rochester. With the ever-expanding interest in Thomson scattering, this two-day workshop (August 13–14, 2019) invites the participants to share their recent advancements. We anticipate participation from scientists working on plasmas that span a range of conditions (e.g., ICF, HED, and pulsed power) created at various facilities (e.g., Omega, NIF, MAGPIE, COBRA)

Potential topics include:

  • Plasma characterization
  • 5ω Thomson scattering on the NIF
  • Measuring electron distribution functions with collective Thomson scattering
  • Thomson-scattering techniques/lessons learned in implementing Thomson scattering on large laser facilities
  • Advanced modeling of Thomson-scattering spectra


Dustin Froula, University of Rochester
John Palastro, University of Rochester
Steven Ross, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
George Swadling, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Please contact Raka Ghosh,
if you have any questions about this conference.