Faculty

  • Min Sup Hur (허민섭)

  • Associate Professor
  • Theory and simulation of Laser-plasma interaction
  • Current Research Interests
    • mshur@unist.ac.kr
    • CPL
    • Office : 108) 401-12
    • Phone : +82-52-217-2912
    • Lab : 108) 410
    • Lab Phone : +82-52-217-2912


    Radiation Emission from Plasmas
    Plasma is a gaseous collection of charged particles, and intrinsically, an oscillator, having a potential as an ultra-powerful source of electromagnetic radiations.

    • Utilizing the laser-plasma systems as novel Terahertz sources with ultra-intense field strength beyond GV/cm, and selective, high frequency in 1 – 30 THz.
    • A new way of understanding the unsolved, mysterious astrophysical radio emission from deep space and the Sun in terms of plasma emission.

    Particle Acceleration from Laser-Plasma Interactions and plasma-based Laser-amplification

    • A portable, compact particle accelerator for advanced light sources and cancer therapy.
    • Understanding of exotic particle acceleration mechanism by plasma shock wave
    • Theoretical understanding of ultra-intense laser and thin-foil interaction; plasma heating mechanism, light-sail regime of ion acceleration, etc.
    • Theoretical and simulation study of Raman backscattering of the laser pulse and its application on laser-amplification for extremely high-energy- density-physics.

    Design of advanced divertors for next-generation Nuclear-Fusion device

    • Simulation study of edge-plasma in Tokamak.
    • Design of exotic divertor structure to reduce the heat and particle fluxes on the divertor.
    • International collaboration with KSTAR, ITER and other world-wide, Tokamak-based research groups.
  • Biographical Sketch
    • B.S. in Physics (1996), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    • M.S. in Physics (1998), POSTECH, Pohang, Korea, Advisor: Prof. Jae Koo Lee
    • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Physics Major) (2000), POSTECH, Pohang, Korea , Advisor: Prof. Jae Koo Lee
    • Postdoctoral research associate in the Group of Prof. Jonathan Wurtele
    • Department of Physics, UC Berkeley (2001 – 2004)
    • Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST (2009 – 2012)
    • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST (2012 – 2013)
    • Associate Professor, Department of Physics, UNIST (2013 – present)
  • Selected Publications
    1. Increased impedance near cut-off in plasma-like media leading to emission of high-power, narrow-bandwidth radiation, Scientific Reports 7:40034 (2017).
    2. An ultra-high gain and efficient amplifier based on Raman amplification in plasma, Scientific Reports 7:2399 (2017).
    3. Strong terahertz emission from electromagnetic diffusion near cutoff in plasma, New J. Phys. 17, 043045 (2015).
    4. Shock ion acceleration by an ultrashort circularly polarized laser pulse via relativistic transparency in an exploded target, Phys. Rev. E 92, 043102 (2015).
    5. Numerical study of 1.1 GeV electron acceleration over a-few- millimeter-long plasma with a tapered density, Phys. Plasmas 18, 033102 (2011).
    6. Two dimensional simulations of the amplification and focusing of intense laser pulses in the kinetic regime of Raman backward amplification in plasmas, Comp. Phys. Comm. 180, 651 (2009).
    7. Electron kinetic effects on Raman backscatter in plasmas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 115003 (2004).