Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers – CPPL

Technological Educational Institute of Crete
Website: http://www.cppl.teicrete.gr/
Contact Person: Prof. Michael Tatarakis, Prof. Nektarios Papadogiannis
Telephone: 28310-86302 / 6976407268, 28310-86303 / 6936759016
email: m.tatarakis@chania.teicrete.gr


The Centre for Plasma Physics & Lasers (CPPL) of the T.E.I. of Crete is hosted in new state-of-the-art building facilities ~2500sq.m. in Rethymnon, Crete, and is an access point of the National Research Infrastructure HELLAS-CH. Its research focuses in the following areas: (i) Interaction of intense laser radiation with matter and plasma: very high intensity magnetic fields, science, technology and applications of ultrashort and intense laser-generated electromagnetic and particle radiation secondary sources, development of laser-based diagnostics for plasmas and materials, generation and study of very high frequency acoustical waves using lasers, simulations of laser-matter interaction, technology and safety of ultrashort, intense pulsed laser sources, medical and biomedical applications of laser-generated radiation, (ii) Optoelectronics: development and study of power optoelectronic arrangements and pulsed radiation sources (X−pinch, Z−pinch, Plasma Focus) with applications in the imaging of microstructures, in material characterization, in high-energy radiation protection, and in signal amplification and related devices, (iii) Optoacoustics: quality control of musical instruments using laser interferometric techniques, optical microphones, detection of vibrations and micro-defects using optoacoustic techniques, laser-generated acoustic sources and medical applications, and (iv) Simulations and manufacturing: simulations of structures, phenomena and manufacturing using analytic and numerical methods (FEM, CAD, CAM), development and optimization of mechanical systems (CAE− FEM & CAD & CAM & manufacturing).


People phone mail
Prof. Michael Tatarakis 28310-86302 m.tatarakis@chania.teicrete.gr
Prof. Nektarios Papadogiannis 28310-86303 npapadogiannis@staff.teicrete.gr
Assoc. Prof. Efthimios Bakarezos 28310-86304 bakarezos@staff.teicrete.gr
Assist. Prof. Vasilios Dimitriou 28310-86317 dimvasi@chania.teicrete.gr
Assoc. Prof. Ioannis Chatzakis 28210-23002 xatzakis@chania.teicrete.gr
Dr. Eugene Clark 28310-86326 e.clark@chania.teicrete.gr
Dr. Ioannis Fitilis 28310-86319 fitilis@chania.teicrete.gr
Dr. Ioannis Orphanos 28310-86315 yorphanos@staff.teicrete.gr
Mr. Stelios Petrakis, MSc, PhD candidate 28310-86323 spetrak@staff.teicrete.gr
Mr. Evangelos Kaselouris, PhD candidate 28310-86314 vkas@chania.teicrete.gr
Mr. George Koundourakis, PhD candidate 28310-86314 kondor@staff.teicrete.gr
Mr. Alexandros Skoulakis, BEng 28310-86342 skoulakis@chania.teicrete.gr
Mr. Theodoros Papadoulis, BEng 28310-86342 papadoulis_85@hotmail.com
Mr. Stelios Piotogiannakis, BEng 28310-21916 steliosret@staff.teicrete.gr


  • Skoulakis, G.C. Androulakis, E.L. Clark, S.M. Hassan, P. Lee, J. Chatzakis, M. Bakarezos, V. Dimitriou, C. Petridis, N.A. Papadogiannis, and M. Tatarakis, A portable pulsed neutron generator, International Journal of Modern Physics 27, 1460127 (2014)
  • Tzianaki, M. Bakarezos, G.D. Tsibidis, Y. Orphanos, P.A. Loukakos, C. Kosmidis, P. Patsalas, M. Tatarakis, and N.A. Papadogiannis, High acoustic strains in Si through ultrafast laser excitation of Ti thin-film transducers, Optics Express 23, 17191 (2015)
  • Dimitriou, E. Kaselouris, Y. Orphanos, M. Bakarezos, N. Vainos, I.K. Nikolos, M. Tatarakis, and N.A. Papadogiannis, The thermo-mechanical behavior of thin metal films under nanosecond laser pulse excitation above the thermoelastic regime, Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing 118, 739 (2015)
  • Chatzakis, S.M. Hassan, E.L. Clark, P. Lee, and M. Tatarakis, Note: A novel trigger generator for a pseudospark switch, Review of Scientific Instruments, 86, 016108 (2015)
  • Brenner, C.M., Robinson, A.P.L., Markey, K., Scott, R.H.H., Gray, R.J., Rosinski, M., Deppert, O., Badziak, J., Batani, D., Davies, J.R., Hassan, S.M., Lancaster, K.L., Li, K., Musgrave, I.O., Norreys, P.A., Pasley, J., Roth, M., Schlenvoigt, H.-P., Spindloe, C., Tatarakis, M., Winstone, T., Wolowski, J., Wyatt, D., McKenna, P., Neely, D., High energy conversion efficiency in laser-proton acceleration by controlling laser-energy deposition onto thin foil targets, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 81123 (2015)
  • Tzianaki, M. Bakarezos, G. D. Tsibidis, S. Petrakis, P. A. Loukakos, C. Kosmidis, M. Tatarakis, and N. A.
    Papadogiannis, Controlling nanoscale acoustic strains in silicon using chirped femtosecond laser
    pulses, Applied Physics Letters 108, 254102 (2016)
  • Kaselouris, I.K. Nikolos, Y. Orphanos, M. Bakarezos, N.A. Papadogiannis, M. Tatarakis, and V. Dimitriou, Elastoplastic study of nanosecond-pulsed laser interaction with metallic films using 3D multiphysics fem modeling, International Journal of Damage Mechanics 25, 42 (2016)
  • Kaselouris, E. Skarvelakis, I.K. Nikolos, G.E. Stavroulakis, Y. Orphanos, E. Bakarezos, N.A. Papadogiannis, M. Tatarakis, and V. Dimitriou, Simulation of the transient behavior of matter with characteristic geometrical variations and defects irradiated by nanosecond laser pulses using FEA, Key Engineering Materials 665, 157 (2016)
  • Fitilis, A. Skoulakis, E. Kaselouris, I.K. Nikolos, E. Bakarezos, N.A. Papadogiannis, V.M. Dimitriou, and M. Tatarakis, Progress of the initial times of single wire explosion for plasma generation through numerical and experimental method, 42nd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, Lisbon, Portugal, 22-26 June 2015, Online Conference Proceedings (http://ocs.ciemat.es/EPS2015PAP/html/) Vol. 39E, P1.224 (ISBN 2-914771-98-3)
  • Fitilis, A. Skoulakis, E. Kaselouris, I.K. Nikolos, E. Bakarezos, N.A. Papadogiannis, V.M. Dimitriou, and Tatarakis, Diagnosing the initial stages from solid to plasma phase for dense plasma explosions, 1st European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Diagnostics, Frascati, Italy, 14-17 April 2015, Conference Proceedings in Proceedings of Science (http://pos.sissa.it/)


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