Sergei V. Bulanov

Sergei Vladimirovich Bulanov, (Russian: Сергей Владимирович Буланов, romanizedSergei Bulanov; born August 16, 1947) is a Russian physicist.[1] He received the 1983 State Prize of the USSR, the 2016 Hannes Alfvén Prize (with Hartmut Zohm) for "contributions to the development of large-scale next-step devices in high-temperature plasma physics research",[2][3] and the Order of Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Rosette in 2020.

Sergei V. Bulanov
Сергей Владимирович Буланов
Sergei Vladimirovich Bulanov

(1947-08-16) August 16, 1947 (age 73)
EducationMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Alma materMoscow Institute of Physics and Technology(MS 1971) (PhD 1974)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics

Life and careerEdit

Bulanov studied theoretical astrophysics and plasma physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in the 1960s. He was a student of Sergei Ivanovich Syrovatskii [ru] and Vitaly Ginzburg.

He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology in Kyoto, Japan and a Head of the Department at the ELI-Beamlines, Dolni Brezany in Czech Republic.

Scientific contributionsEdit

Bulanov proposed the idea of relativistic mirrors for generating X-rays, whereby a laser beam is reflected by plasma waves and is split up by nonlinear interactions to form a thin layer of relativistic electrons.[4][5][6] They were intended to be an alternative to synchrotron radiation sources and free electron lasers, and were used in the development of compact radiation sources and for basic research in quantum electrodynamics (e.g. electron-positron pair production in vacuum). Bulanov has also worked on particle acceleration using laser plasmas[7][8][9] and he is a co-author of an idea of using the laser accelerated ions for cancer therapy.[10]


  1. ^ "Персоналии: Буланов Сергей Владимирович". (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  2. ^ Mantica, Paola; Dendy, Richard; Jacquemot, Sylvie (2016-11-25). "43rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics". Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 59 (1): 010101. doi:10.1088/0741-3335/59/1/010101. ISSN 0741-3335.
  3. ^ "Alfvén Prize | European Physical Society – Plasma Physics Division". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  4. ^ Bulanov, Sergei V; Esirkepov, Timur Zh; Kando, Masaki; Pirozhkov, Alexander S; Rosanov, Nikolai N (2013). "Relativistic mirrors in plasmas. Novel results and perspectives". Physics-Uspekhi. 56 (5): 429–464. Bibcode:2013PhyU...56..429B. doi:10.3367/ufne.0183.201305a.0449. ISSN 1063-7869.
  5. ^ Bulanov, Sergei V.; Esirkepov, Timur Zh; Kando, Masaki; Koga, James K. (2016). "Relativistic Mirrors in Laser Plasmas (Analytical Methods)". Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 25 (5): 053001. arXiv:1603.07507. Bibcode:2016PSST...25e3001B. doi:10.1088/0963-0252/25/5/053001. ISSN 1361-6595. S2CID 119300803.
  6. ^ Bulanov, Sergei V.; Esirkepov, Timur; Tajima, Toshiki (2003). "Light Intensification towards the Schwinger Limit". Physical Review Letters. 91 (8): 085001. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.085001. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 14525245.}}
  7. ^ Bulanov, Stepan S.; Esirkepov, Timur Zh.; Thomas, Alexander G. R.; Koga, James K.; Bulanov, Sergei V. (2010). "Schwinger Limit Attainability with Extreme Power Lasers". Physical Review Letters. 105 (22): 220407. arXiv:1007.4306. Bibcode:2010PhRvL.105v0407B. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.105.220407. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 21231373. S2CID 36857911.
  8. ^ Esirkepov, T.Zh.; Bulanov, S.V. (2012). "Fundamental physics and relativistic laboratory astrophysics with extreme power lasers". EAS Publications Series. 58: 7–22. arXiv:1202.4552. Bibcode:2012EAS....58....7E. doi:10.1051/eas/1258001. ISSN 1633-4760. S2CID 118413997.
  9. ^ Esirkepov, T. Zh.; Bulanov, S. V.; Nishihara, K.; Tajima, T.; Pegoraro, F.; Khoroshkov, V. S.; Mima, K.; Daido, H.; Kato, Y.; Kitagawa, Y.; Nagai, K. (2002). "Proposed Double-Layer Target for the Generation of High-Quality Laser-Accelerated Ion Beams". Physical Review Letters. 89 (17): 175003. Bibcode:2002PhRvL..89q5003E. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.89.175003. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 12398678. S2CID 32168818.
  10. ^ Bulanov, Sergei V.; Khoroshkov, Vladimir S. (2002). "Feasibility of using laser ion accelerators in proton therapy". Plasma Phys. Rep. 28 (5): 453–456. doi:10.1134/1.1478534. S2CID 9970828.