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Grech Mickael


Bureau : 84:10-10
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Département/Laboratoire/Service : CA/DER/LAB/LULI

Bibliographie & travail en cours


since 2012

CNRS Researcher at the Laboratoire d'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses 

LULI, UMR 7605, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France


2007 - 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow & Assistant Group Leader

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Computational Nonlinear & Relativistic Optics), Dresden, Germany



Temporary Teaching & Research Assistant

Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA, UMR 5107), University of Bordeaux, France


2003 - 2007

PhD. Student in Plasma Physics

Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA, UMR 5107), University of Bordeaux, France

Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA/DAM/DIF), Arpajon, France

Thesis work "Modification of laser beam coherence in inertial confinement fusion plasmas".

Manuscript in French available at: https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01785769

Publications et Liens


44. Growth of concomitant laser-driven collisionless and resistive electron filamentation instabilities over large spatiotemporal scales

C. Ruyer,  S. Bolaños,  B. Albertazzi,  S. N. Chen,  P. Antici,  J. Böker,  V. Dervieux,  L. Lancia,  M. Nakatsutsumi,  L. Romagnani,  R. Shepherd,  M. Swantusch,  M. Borghesi,  O. Willi,  H. Pépin,  M. Starodubtsev,  M. Grech,  C. Riconda,  L. Gremillet and J. Fuchs

Nature Physics (2020)


43. Laser-plasma interaction experiment for solar burst studies

 J. -R. Marquès, C. Briand, F. Amiranoff, S. Depierreux, M. Grech, L. Lancia, F. Pérez, A. Sgattoni, T. Vinci, C. Riconda

Physical Review Letters 124, 135001 (2020)



42. Physics and Phenomenology of Weakly Magnetized, Relativistic Astrophysical Shock Waves

A. Vanthieghem, M. Lemoine, I. Plotnikov, A. Grassi, M. Grech, L. Gremillet and G. Pelletier

Galaxies 8, 33 (2020)



41. Multi-scale simulations of particle acceleration in astrophysical systems

A. Marcowith, G. Ferrand, M. Grech, Z. Meliani, I. Plotnikov and R. Walder

Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics 6, 1 (2020)



40. Nonlinear dynamics of laser-generater ion-plasma gratings: A unified description

H. Peng, C. Riconda, M. Grech, J.-Q. Su and S. Weber

Physical Review E 100, 061201(R) (2019)



39. Laboratory investigation of particle acceleration and magnetic field compression in collisionless colliding fast plasma flows

D. P. Higginson, Ph. Korneev, C. Ruyer, R. Riquier, Q. Moreno, J. Béard, S. N. Chen, A. Grassi, M. Grech, L. Gremillet, H. Pépin, F. Perez, S. Pikuz, B. Pollock, C. Riconda, R. Shepherd, M. Starodubtsev, V. Tikhonchuk, T. Vinci, E. d’Humières & J. Fuchs 

Communications Physics 2, 60 (2019)


38. Efficient start-to-end 3D envelope modeling for two-stage laser wakefield acceleration experiments 

F. Massimo, A. Beck, J. Derouillat, 

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 61, 124001 (2019)



37. Adaptive SIMD optimizations in particle-in-cell codes with fine-grain particle sorting 


Computer Physics Communications 244, 246 (2019)



36. Oblique-incidence, arbitrary-profile wave injection for electromagnetic simulations


Physical Review E 99, 033307 (2019)



35. From quantum to classical modeling of radiation reaction: a focus on the radiation spectrum


Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 60, 094002 (2018)



34. Perpendicular relativistic shocks in magnetized pair plasmas

I. Plotnikov, A. Grassi and M. Grech

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 477, 5238 (2018)



33. From quantum to classical modeling of radiation reaction: A focus on stochasticity effects

F. Niel, C. Riconda, F. Amiranoff, R. Duclous and M. Grech

Physical Review E 97, 043209 (2018)



32. SMILEI: A collaborative, open-source, multi-purpose particle-in-cell code for plasma simulation

J. Derouillat, A. Beck, F. Perez, T. Vinci, M. Chiaramello, A. Grassi, M. Flé, G. Bouchard, I. Plotnikov, N. Aunai, J. Dargent, C. Riconda and M. Grech

Computer Physics Communications 222, 351 (2018)



31. Radiation-pressure-driven ion Weibel instability and collisionless shocks

A. Grassi, M. Grech, F. Amiranoff, A. Macchi and C. Riconda

Physical Review E 96, 033204 (2017)



30. Electron Weibel instability in relativistic counterstreaming plasmas with flow-aligned external magnetic fields

A. Grassi, M. Grech, F. Amiranoff, F. Pegoraro, A. Macchi and C. Riconda

Physical Review E 95, 023203 (2017)



29. Beam-plasma instability and density holes: Langmuir wave-packet formation and particle acceleration

A. Sgattoni, F. Amiranoff, C. Briand, P. Henri, M. Grech and C. Riconda

Physics of Plasmas 24, 072103 (2017)


28. Kinetic and finite ion mass effects on the transition to relativistic self-induced transparency in laser-driven ion acceleration

E. Siminos, M. Grech, B. Svedung Wettervik and T. Fülöp

New Journal of Physics 19, 123042 (2017)



27. Optimization of interaction conditions for efficient short laser pulse amplification by stimulated Brillouin scattering in the strongly coupled regime

M. Chiaramello, C. Riconda, F. Amiranoff, J. Fuchs, M. Grech, L. Lancia, J.-R. Marquès, T. Vinci and S. Weber

Physics of Plasmas 23, 072103 (2016)


26. Experimental demonstration of laser imprint reduction using underdense foams

B. Delorme, M. Olazabal-Loumé, A. Casner, Ph. Nicolaï, D. T. Michel, G. Riazuelo, N. Borisenko, J. Breil, S. Fujioka, M. Grech, A. Orekhov, W. Seka, A. Sunahara, D. H. Froula, V. Goncharov and V. T. Tikhonchuk

Physics of Plasmas 23, 042701 (2016)


25. Modeling of radiative and quantum electrodynamics effects in PIC simulations of ultra-relativistic laser-plasma interaction

M. Lobet, E. d'Humières, M. Grech, C. Ruyer, A. Debayle, X. Davoine and L. Gremillet

Journal of Physics: Conference Series 688, 012058 (2016)



24. Ultrafast synchrotron-enhanced thermalization of laser-driven colliding pair plasmas

M. Lobet, C. Ruyer, A. Debayle, E. d'Humières, M. Grech, M. Lemoine and L. Gremillet

Physical Review Letters 115, 215003 (2015)


23. Simple scalings for various regimes of electron acceleration in surface plasma waves

C. Riconda, M. Raynaud, T. Vialis and M. Grech

Physics of Plasmas 22, 073103 (2015)



22. Maxwell solvers for the simulations of the laser-matter interaction

R. Nuter, M. Grech, P. Gonzalez de Alaiza Martinez, G. Bonnaud and E. d'Humières

European Physics Journal D 68, 177 (2014)


21. Progress in indirect and direct-drive planar experiments on hydrodynamic instabilities at the ablation front

A. Casner, L. Masse, B. Delorme, D. Martinez, G. Huser, D. Galmiche, S. Liberatore, I. Igumenshchev, M. Olazabal-Loumé, Ph. Nicolaï, J. Breil, D. T. Michel, D. H. Froula, W. Seka, G. Riazuelo, S. Fujioka, A. Sunahara, M. Grech, C. Chicanne, M. Theobald, N. Borisenko, A. Orekhov, V. T. Tikhonchuk, B. Remington, V. N. Goncharov and V. A. Smalyuk

Physics of Plasmas 21, 122702 (2014)


20. Laser plasma acceleration of electrons with multi-PW laser beams in the frame of CILEX

B. Cros, B. S. Paradkar, X. Davoine, A. Chancé, F. G. Desforges, S. Dobosz-Dufrénoy, N. Delerue, J. Ju, T. L. Audet, G. Maynard, M. Lobet, L. Gremillet, P. Mora, J. Schwindling, O. Delferrière, C. Bruni, C. Rimbault, T. Vinatier, A. Di Piazza, M. Grech, C. Riconda, J.-R. Marquès, A. Beck, A. Specka, Ph. Martin, P. Monot, D. Normand, F. Mathieu, P. Audebert and F. Amiranoff

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 740, 27 (2014)


19. Simulations of laser imprint reduction using underdense foams and its consequences on the hydrodynamic instability growth

M. Olazabal-Loumé, Ph. Nicolaï, G. Riazuelo, M. Grech, J. Breil, S. Fujioka, A. Sunahara, N. Borisenko, V. T. Tikhonchuk

New Journal of Physics 15, 085033 (2013)


18. Effect of electron heating on self-induced transparency in relativistic-intensity laser-plasma interactions

E. Siminos, M. Grech, S. Skupin, T. Schlegel and V. T. Tikhonchuk

Physical Review E 86, 056404 (2012)



17. Experimental evidence of foam homogenization

Ph. Nicolaï, M. Olazabal-Loumé, S. Fujioka, A. Sunahara, N. Borisenko, S. Gus' kov, A. Orekov, M. Grech, G. Riazuelo, C. Labaune, J. Velechowski and V. T. Tikhonchuk

Physics of Plasmas 19, 113105 (2012)


16. Energy dispersion in radiation pressure accelerated ion beams

M. Grech, S. Skupin, A. Diaw, T. Schlegel and V. T. Tikhonchuk

New Journal of Physics 13, 123003 (2011)



15. Coulomb explosion of uniformly charged spheroids

M. Grech, R. Nuter, A. Mikaberidze, P. Di Cintio, L. Gremillet, E. Lefebvre, U. Saalmann, J.-M. Rost and S. Skupin

Physical Review E 84, 056404 (2011)



14. Anomalous self-generated electrostatic fields in nanosecond laser-plasma interaction

L. Lancia, M. Grech, S. Weber, J.-R. Marquès, L. Romagnani, M. Nakatsutsumi, P. Antici, A. Bellue, N. Bourgeois, J.-L. Feugeas, T. Grismayer, T. Lin, Ph. Nicolaï, B. Nkonga, P. Audebert, R. Kodama, V. T. Tikhonchuk and J. Fuchs

Physics of Plasmas 18, 030705 (2011)



13. High-quality ion beams from nanometric double-layer targets and their application to hadron-therapy

M. Grech, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, L. Gremillet and E. Lefebvre

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 620, 63 (2010)



12. Laser-plasma interaction physics in multi kilojoule experiments

C. Labaune, S. Depierreux, V. T. Tikhonchuk, D. T. Michel, C. Stenz, N. G. Borisenko, Ph. Nicolaï, S. Hüller, D. Pesme, P. Loiseau, P. E. Masson-Laborde, M. Casanova, M. Grech, G. Riazuelo, C. Riconda, S. Weber, S. Darbon, R. Wrobel, E. Alozy, A. Casner, C. Meyer, P. Romary, G. Thiell, W. Nazarov and J. Limpouch

Journal of Physics: Conference Series 244, 022021 (2010)


11. High-quality ion beams by irradiating a nano-structured target with a petawatt laser pulse

M. Grech, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, L. Gremillet and E. Lefebvre

New Journal of Physics 11, 093035 (2009)



10. Laser smoothing and imprint reduction with a foam layer in the multikilojoule regime

S. Depierreux, C. Labaune, D. T. Michel, C. Stenz, Ph. Nicolaï, M. Grech, G. Riazuelo, S. Weber, C. Riconda, V. T. Tikhonchuk, P. Loiseau, N. G. Borisenko, W. Nazarov, S. Hüller, D. Pesme, M. Casanova, J. Limpouch, C. Meyer, P. Di-Nicola, R. Wrobel, E. Alozy, P. Romary, G. Thiell, G. Soullié, C. Reverdin and B. Villette

Physical Review Letters 102, 195005 (2009)


9. Coherent forward stimulated-brillouin scattering of a spatially incoherent laser beam in a plasma and its effect on beam spray

M. Grech, G. Riazuello, D. Pesme, S. Weber and V. T. Tikhonchuk

Physical Review Letters 102, 155001 (2009)



8. Tracking azimuthons in nonlocal nonlinear media

 F. Maucher, D. Buccoliero, S. Skupin, M. Grech, A. S. Desyatnikov and W. Krolikowski

Optical and Quantum Electronics 41, 337 (2009)



7. Overview of on-going LIL experiments

L. Videau, E. Alozy, I. Bailly, N. Borisenko, J. Y. Boutin, J. Breil, S. Brygoo, M. Casanova, A. Casner, L. Chauvel, C. Chenais-Popovics, C. Courtois, S. Darbon, S. Depierreux, J. M. Di-Nicola, P. Di-Nicola, F. Durut, A. Duval, J. Ebrardt, J. L. Feugeas, C. Fourment, S. Gary, J. C. Gauthier, M. Grech, O. Henry, A. Herve, S. Hulin, S. Huller, G. Huser, J. P. Jadaud, F. Jequier, Ch. Labaune, J. Limpouch, P. Loiseau, O. Lutz, P. H. Maire, M. Mangeant, C. Meyer, D. T. Michel, J. L. Miquel, M. C. Monteil, M. Naudy, W. Nazarov, Ph. Nicolai, O. Peyrusse, F. Philippe, D. Raestin, C. Reverdin, G. Riazuello, Ph. Romary, R. Rosch, C. Rousseaux, G. Soullie, S. Schmitt, G. Schurtz, Ch. Stenz, V. Tassin, F. Thais, C. Thessieux, G. Thiell, M. Theobald, V. T. Tikhonchuk, J. L. Ulmer, B. Villette, F. Wagon and R. Wrobel
6. Rotating soliton solutions in nonlocal nonlinear media
S. Skupin, M. Grech and W. Krolikowski
5. Modeling of two-dimensional effects in hot spot relaxation in laser-produced plasmas
J.-L. Feugeas, Ph. Nicolai, X. Ribeyre, G. Schurtz, V. T. Tikhonchuk and M. Grech
4. Optimization of some laser and target features for laser-plasma interaction in the context of fusion
S. Depierreux, C. Labaune D. T. Michel, C. Stenz, P. Nicolaï, M. Grech, G. Riazuelo, S. Weber, C. Riconda, V. T. Tikhonchuk, P. Loiseau, N. G. Borisenko, W. Nazarov, S. Hüller, D. Pesme, M. Casanova, J. Limpouch, C. Meyer, P. Di-Nicola, R. Wrobel, E. Alozy, P. Romary, G. Thiell, G. Soullié, C. Reverdin and B. Villette
3. Space-and time-resolved observation of single filaments propagation in an underdense plasma and of beam coupling between neighbouring filaments
J. Fuchs, M. Nakatsutsumi, J.-R. Marquès, P. Antici, N. Bourgeois, M. Grech, T. Lin, L. Romagnani, V. T. Tikhonchuk, S. Weber, R. Kodama and P. Audebert
2. Plasma induced laser beam smoothing below the filamentation threshold
M. Grech, V. T. Tikhonchuk, G. Riazuelo and S. Weber
1. Plasma density fluctuations driven by a randomized laser beam and application to self-smoothing
M. Grech, V. T. Tikhonchuk, S. Weber and G. Riazuelo
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