Daniel Woodbury

  • Program Years: 2016-2020
  • Academic Institution: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Field of Study: Physics
  • Academic Advisor: Howard Milchberg
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Physics, Brigham Young University, 2015
    Ph. D. Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2020

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Research Area: Physics

Publications

D. Woodbury, A. Goffin, R. M. Schwartz, J. Isaacs, and H. M. Milchberg. "Self-guiding of long-wave infrared laser pulses mediated by avalanche ionization," Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 133201 (2020).

D. Woodbury, R. M. Schwartz, E. Rockafellow, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg. "Absolute measurement of laser ionization yield in atmospheric pressure range gases over 14 decades," Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 013201 (2020).

D. Jang, R. M. Schwartz, D. Woodbury, J. Griff-McMahon, A. H. Younis, H. M. Milchberg, and K. Y. Kim, "Efficient terahertz and Brunel harmonic generation from air plasma via mid-infrared coherent control," Optica 6, 1338 (2019).

F. Salehi, A. J. Goers, L. Feder, B. Miao, D. Woodbury, and H. M. Milchberg, "Characterization of a 100 micrometer-scale cryogenically cooled gas jet for near-critical density laser-plasma experiments," Rev. Sci. Instr. 90, 103001 (2019).

D. Woodbury, R. M. Schwartz, and H. M. Milchberg, "Measurement of ultralow radiation-induced charge densities using picosecond mid-IR laser-induced breakdown," Optica 6, 811 (2019).

J. Lin, Y. Ma, R. Schwartz, D. Woodbury, J. A. Nees, M. Mathis, A. G. R. Thomas, K. Krushelnick, and H. Milchberg, "Adaptive control of laser-wakefield accelerators driven by mid-IR laser pulses," Opt. Exp. 27, 10912 (2019).

A. J. Harvey-Thompson, et al., "Constraining preheat energy deposition in MagLIF experiments with multi-frame shadowgraphy," Phys. Plasmas 26, 032707 (2019).

R. M. Schwartz, D. Woodbury, J. Isaacs, P. Sprangle, and H. M. Milchberg. "Remote detection of radioactive material using mid-IR laser-driven electron avalanche," Sci. Adv. 5, eaav6804 (2019).

M. R. Gomez, et al., "Assessing Stagnation Conditions and Identifying Trends in Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion," IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 47, 2081 (2019).

B. Miao, L. Feder, J. Elle, A. J. Goers, D. Woodbury, F. Salehi, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg. "Coherent ultra-broadband laser-assisted injection radiation from a laser plasma accelerator," Phys. Rev. E 98, 043206 (2018).

D. Woodbury, L. Feder, V. Shumakova, C. Gollner, R. Schwartz, F. Salehi, B. Miao, A. Korolov, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, and H. M. Milchberg, "Laser wakefield acceleration with mid-IR laser pulses," Optics Letters 43, 1131 (2018).

F. Salehi, A. .J Goers, G. A. Hine, L. Feder, D. Kuk, B. Miao, D. Woodbury, K. Y. Kim, and H. M. Milchberg, "MeV electron acceleration at 1 kHz with < 10mJ laser pulses," Optics Letters 42, 215 (2017).

D. Woodbury, "Construction of a Compact Two-Dimensional Magneto-Optical Trap for a Cold Calcium Beam," BYU Undergraduate Thesis, April 2015

Conference Presentations
"Measuring charge and weakly-ionized plasma densities over 12 orders of magnitude," D. Woodbury, R. Schwartz, E Rockafellow, and H. Milchberg, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting TO4.00005, Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 2019.

"Measuring Ultralow Charge Densities In Gases With Picosecond Mid-IR Laser Breakdown," D. Woodbury, R. M. Schwartz, E. Rockafellow, and H. M. Milchberg, OSA Frontiers in Optics JTu4A.36, Washington, D. C., September 2019.

"Detecting radiation in a standoff geometry with mid-IR laser breakdown," D. Woodbury, R. M. Schwartz, J. Isaacs, P. Sprangle, and H. M. Milchberg, SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing, CBRNE XX, 11010-49, Baltimore, MD, April 2019.

"Laser wakefield acceleration in the bubble regime for mid-IR laser drivers," D. Woodbury, A. Korolov, R. Schwartz, and H. M. Milchberg. APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting YO7.00008, Seattle, WA, November 2018.

"Radiation detection with mid-IR laser breakdown of air," D. Woodbury, R. Schwartz, J. Isaacs, P. Sprangle, and H. M. Milchberg, OSA Frontiers in Optics JW4A.35, Washington, D. C., September 2018.

"Laser wakefield acceleration with mid-IR laser pulses: Scaling and prospects," D. Woodbury, L. Feder, V. Shumakova, C. Gollner, R. Schwartz, A. Korolov, B. Miao, F. Salehi, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, and H. M. Milchberg, AAC Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, August 2018.

"Laser wakefield acceleration with mid-IR laser pulses," D. Woodbury, L. Feder, V. Shumakova, C. Gollner, B. Miao, R. Schwartz, A. Baltuska, A. Pugzlys, H. M. Milchberg, OSA Frontiers in Optics FM2B.1, Washington, D. C., September 2017.

"Single-shot measurements of laser-induced avalanche breakdown demonstrating spatial and temporal control by an external source," D. Woodbury, J. K. Wahlstrand, A. J. Goers, L. Feder, B. Miao, G. A. Hine, F. Salehi, and H. M. Milchberg, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting CP10.00154, San Jose, CA, October 2016.

"Single-shot measurements of laser-induced avalanche breakdown seeded by an external source," D. Woodbury, J. K. Wahlstrand, and H. M. Milchberg, DTRA Basic Research Technical Review, Springfield, VA, July 2016.

"Window decompression in laser-heated MagLIF targets," D. Woodbury, K. Peterson, and A. Sefkow, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting GP12.00041, Savannah, GA, November 2015.

"Development of a GPU Accelerated 3-D Full-Wave Code for Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in a Cold Plasma," D. Woodbury, S. Kubota, and I. Johnson, APS Division of Plasma Physics Meeting JP8.00046, New Orleans, LA, October 28, 2014.

"Dual Species Magneto Optical Trap for the Study of Ultracold Plasma," D. Woodbury, A. Erikson, and S. Bergeson, APS 4 Corners Section Meeting I6.00005, Orem, UT, October 2014.

Awards

DOE NNSA Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2020

IREAP Graduate Student Seminar Best Speaker Award, Fall 2018

IREAP Graduate Student Seminar Best Speaker Award, Fall 2017

Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, April 2016

Graduate School Dean's Fellowship, University of Maryland-College Park, August 2015

Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Physics, Brigham Young University, April 2015

Outstanding Undergraduate Presenter, 4 Corners Section Meeting APS, October 2014

ORCA (Office of Research and Creative Activities) Research Grant, Brigham Young University, January 2014

Dean's List, Brigham Young University, 2009-10, 2012-15

National Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2009-2015