Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings 1997–2021


Conference Proceedings 2022–

C. Graham, J. Bae, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, and I. Jovanovic, “Time-Resolved Digital Data Processing Enhancements in Neutron Active Interrogation,” INMM Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 21–25, 2024.

O. F. Searfus, P. Marleau, H. Reedy, and I. Jovanovic, “Neutron Signatures for Nondestructive Assay in Thorium Fuel Cycles,” INMM Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, July 21–25, 2024.

O. F. Searfus, P. Marleau, and I. Jovanovic, “Response of a high-pressure 4He scintillation detector to nuclear recoils up to 9 MeV,” 17th International Conference on Scintillating Materials and their Applications (SCINT2024), Milan, Italy, July 8–12, 2024.

M. Ortiz, E. Kent, J. Craparo, R. De Saro, I. Jovanovic, and M. Burger, “Laser-Spectroscopy Testbed Design for Impurity Monitoring in Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors,” ANS Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 9–12, 2024.

I. Jovanovic et al. (ZEUS facility team), “The ZEUS Scientific User Facility at the University of Michigan,” 13th Advanced Lasers and Photon Sources (ALPS2024), Yokohama, Japan, April 22–26, 2024 (invited).

I. Jovanovic, “New Applications of Compact Accelerators in Security and Nonproliferation,” 2024 International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators, Norfolk, VA, March 17–21, 2024. (invited)

A. Williams, R. Gakhar, Q. Yang, J. Avila, I. Jovanovic, M. Burger, and L. Garrett, “Online Laser and Optical Spectroscopy Techniques in Aerosol for Molten Salt Reactor Sampling,” ANS Winter Conference, Washington, DC, November 12–15, 2023.

L.J. Garrett, M. Burger, Y. Lee, H. Kim, P. Sabharwall, S. Choi, I. Jovanovic, “Xenon Detection Using Double-Pulse Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy,” ANS Winter Conference, Washington, DC, November 12–15, 2023.

B. W. Morgan, M. P. Van Zile, C. M. Petrie, P. Sabharwall, M. Burger, and I. Jovanovic, “Linear and Non-linear Optical Characterization of Glass and Sapphire for Optical Instrumentation of Advanced Fission Reactors,” ANS Winter Conference, Washington, DC, November 12–15, 2023.

A. S. Wilhelm and I. Jovanovic, “Investigation of gamma-ray detection with an opaque liquid scintillator,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 4–11, 2023.

O. F. Searfus, P. Marleau, H. Reedy, E. Uribe, and I. Jovanovic, “Discrimination of 233U and 235U by Delayed Neutron Signatures for Nondestructive Assay,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 4–11, 2023.

C. Graham, J. Bae, C. Meert, A. Jinia, O. Searfus, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, and I. Jovanovic, “Time-Resolved Digital Data Processing Enhancements in Neutron Active Interrogation,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 4–11, 2023.

J. Bae, C. Graham, C. Meert, A. Jinia, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, and I. Jovanovic, “Digital Pulse Processing and Pile-up Correction in NaI(Tl) for Neutron Active Interrogation,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 4–11, 2023.

L. Willingale et al. (ZEUS facility team), “The ZEUS laser user facility,” 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Denver, CO, October 30–November 3, 2023.

A. M. Maksimchuk et al. (ZEUS facility team), “Updates on the construction and commissioning of the ZEUS facility,” 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Denver, CO, October 30–November 3, 2023.

L. Frigerio, M. Burger, L. A. Finney, L. Garrett, K. C. Hartig, J. Nees, P. Skrodzki, X. Xiao, and I. Jovanovic, “Recent advances in laser-based sensing for nuclear safety and security applications,” Sci X Sparks, NV, October 8–13, 2023 (invited).

A.R.L. Kavner, Q.R. Shollenberger, K.N. Kmak, I.W. Kim, A. Gallant, Y. Amelin, I. Jovanovic,
S. Friedrich, Y.H. Kim, P. Kunz, A. A. Kwiatkowski, D.H. Kwon, D. Lee, N.D. Scielzo, and G.B. Kim, “Absolute Decay Counting of 146Sm for Novel Half-Life Measurement,” 20th International Conference on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD20), Daejeon, South Korea, on July 23–28, 2023.

M. Burger, J. Murphy, L. Finney, N. Peskosky, J. Nees, K. Krushelnick, and I. Jovanovic, “Wavefront uniformity optimization of Laguerre-Gaussian ultrafast beams,” Optica Nonlinear Optics Topical Meeting, Honolulu, HI, July 10–13, 2023.

C.-A. Ranély-Vergé-Dépré, R. Becheker, I. Fsaifes, M. Burger, I. Jovanovic, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “Optimisation expérimentale par algorithmes génétiques de faisceaux structurés à combinaison cohérente,” 40èmes Journées Nationales d’Optique Guidée, Lyon, France, July 5–7, 2023.

I. Jovanovic, “Recent Advances in Radiation Measurements for Nuclear Security Applications,” 8th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), Lucca, Italy, June 12–16, 2023. (plenary)

I. Jovanovic, “Advanced Scintillation Detectors for Measuring Neutron and Antineutrino Emissions from Nuclear Facilities,” 8th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), Lucca, Italy, June 12–16, 2023. (invited)

O. Searfus, P. Marleau, and I. Jovanovic, “Response of a High-pressure 4He Scintillation Detector to Nuclear Recoils up to 9 MeV,” 8th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), Lucca, Italy, June 12–16, 2023.

C. Graham, M. Selwood, J. Mir, C. Murphy, and I. Jovanovic, “Optimization of hydrogenous neutron converter plate for diagnostics of DT fusion experiments,” 8th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), Lucca, Italy, June 12–16, 2023.

O. F. Searfus, P. Marleau, H. Reedy, I. Jovanovic, and E. Uribe, “Experimental Neutron Signature Measurements of U-233 Plates at the Device Assembly Facility,” Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, May 22–26, 2023.

C. Graham, A. Jinia, C. Meert, O. Searfus, J. Mir, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, and I. Jovanovic, “Time-resolved digital data processing enhancements in neutron active interrogation,” Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, May 22–26, 2023.

A. Wilhelm, G. Wendel, M. Yeh, and I. Jovanovic, “Simulation Study of a Prototype Opaque Water-based Liquid Scintillator,” submitted to Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA XIX), Ann Arbor, MI, May 22-25, 2023.

J. Bae, T. C. Wu, and I. Jovanovic, “Deep Learning-based Directional Inference in Segmented Neutron Detectors,” submitted to Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA XIX), Ann Arbor, MI, May 22-25, 2023.

L. Willingale, A. Maksimchuk, J. Nees, F. Bayer, M. Burger, P. T. Campbell, B. Hou, I. Jovanovic, G. Kalinchenko, C. C. Kuranz, Y. Ma, A. McKelvey, A. G. R. Thomas, L. Weinberg, Q. Zhang, and K. M. Krushelnick, “Status of the ZEUS laser user facility,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 7-12, 2023. (invited)

S. B. Ali Reza, M. Burger, P. Bassene, T. Nutting, I. Jovanovic, and M. N’Gom, “Generation of Multiple Obstruction-Free Channels for Free Space Optical Communication,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 7-12, 2023.

P. J. Skrodzki, T. Nutting, M. Burger, L. A. Finney, J. Nees, and I. Jovanovic, “Guiding of Spectroscopic Signal with a Concatenated Filament-Driven Waveguide,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 7-12, 2023.

M. Burger, K. Latty, K. C. Hartig, and I. Jovanovic, “Ultrafast Excitation of Xenon in Tight and Loose Focusing Configurations,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 7-12, 2023.

A. Kavner, Q. Shollenberger, G.-B. Kim, I. Kim, L. Borg, S. Boyd, S. Friedrich, O. Drury, D. Lee, and I. Jovanovic, “Novel Measurement of Samarium-146 Half-Life with Cryogenic Microcalorimeters,” APS April Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 15-18, 2023.

M. Burger, J. Murphy, L. Finney, N. Peskosky, J. Nees, K. Krushelnick, and I. Jovanovic, “Wavefront optimization of Laguerre-Gaussian ultrashort pulses,” Ultrafast Optics XIII, Bariloche, Argentina, March 26–31, 2023.

P. Skrodzki, T. Nutting, M. Burger, L. Finney, J. Nees, and I. Jovanovic, “Concatenation of filament-driven optical waveguides formed in air,” Ultrafast Optics XIII, Bariloche, Argentina, March 26–31, 2023.

J. Nees et al., “Zetawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort-pulse laser System,” 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Spokane, WA, October 17-21, 2022.

L. J. Garrett, B. Morgan, M. Burger, Y. Lee, H. Kim, S. Choi, and I. Jovanovic, “Impact of Glass Radiation Damage on Optical Spectroscopy,” ANS Winter Conference, Phoenix, AZ, November 13–17, 2022.

A. Wilhelm and I. Jovanovic, “Light Collection Efficiency in Opaque Scintillators,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Milan, Italy, November 5–12, 2022.

T. C. Wu, V. A. Li, F. Sutanto, S. Dazeley, and I. Jovanovic, “Pulse shape discrimination using a compact ASIC-based data acquisition system,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Milan, Italy, November 5–12, 2022.

O. Searfus, C. Meert, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, and I. Jovanovic, “Rapid Detection of U-238 under Photon Active Interrogation with a He-4 Scintillation Detector,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Milan, Italy, November 5–12, 2022.

C. Graham. K. Ogren, J. Mir, S. Dazeley, and I. Jovanovic, “Development of 241Am13C Calibration Source for a Large Water Cherenkov Detector,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Milan, Italy, November 5–12, 2022.

J. Bae, T. Wu, and I. Jovanovic, “Simulation Study for Directional Fast Neutron Detection Using Deep Learning,” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Milan, Italy, November 5–12, 2022.

A.R.L. Kavner, Q. Shollenberger, K. Kmak, S.T.P. Boyd, O.B. Drury, Y.H. Kim, D.H. Kwon, S. Friedrich, I. Jovanovic, G.B. Kim, “Absolute Decay Counting of Radionuclides with Magnetic Microcalorimeters,” Applied Superconductivity Conference, Honolulu, HI, October 23-28, 2022.

J. Nees, A. Maksimchuk, G. Kalinchenko, A. McKelvey, B. Hou, N. Ernst, C. Kuranz, I. Jovanovic, A. G. R. Thomas, L. Willingale, K. Krushelnick, “Zetawatt Equivalent Ultrashort-pulse laser System (ZEUS) – A laser configured for the exploration of relativistic and QED physics,” 9th International Conference on Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers, Jeju Island, Korea, September 18–23, 2022.

B. Morgan, M. Burger, and I. Jovanovic, “Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Fused Silica and Sapphire in Extreme Radiation and Thermal Environments,” IEEE Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference, Provo, UT July 18–22, 2022.

M. Foxe, T. Akindele, N. Bowden, R. Carr, A. Conant, M. Diwan, A. Erickson, B. Goldblum, P. Huber, I. Jovanovic, J. Link, B. Littlejohn, P. Mumm, J. Newby, “Nu Tools: Exploring Practical Roles for Neutrinos in Nuclear Energy and Security,” Virtual Seoul, Korea, May 30-June 4, 2022.

K. Alfons, G. R. Araujo, L. Baudis, N. Bowden, B. K. Cogswell, A. Erickson, M. Galloway, A. A. Hecht, R. R. H. Herah Mudiyanselage, P. Huber, I. Jovanovic, G. A. Khodaparast, B. A. Magill, T. O’Donnell, N. W. G. Smith, and X. Zhang, “Passive Low-Energy Optical Color Center Nuclear Recoil (PALEOCCENE) Detection,” Neutrino 2022, [virtual Seoul], May 30–June 4, 2022.

P. J. Skrodzki, M. Burger, L. A. Finney, J. Nees, and I. Jovanovic, “Improved analytical performance of remote laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy via concatenation of filament-driven optical waveguides formed in air,” 49th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Seattle, WA, May 21–26, 2022.

M. Burger, J. Nees, and I. Jovanovic, “Axial Characterization of Ultrafast Optical Vortices in Nonlinear Regime,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 15-20, 2022.

H. Huang, X. Xiao, J. Nees, and I. Jovanovic, “Broadband Long-Wave Infrared Pulse Generation using Chirped-Pulse Difference-Frequency Mixing,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 15-20, 2022.

B. W. Morgan, M. Van Zile, P. Sabharwall, M. Burger, and I. Jovanovic, “Radiation-induced Negative Nonlinear Absorption in Glass and Sapphire,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 15-20, 2022.

L. A. Finney, N. Peskosky, P. J. Skrodzki, M. Burger, J. Nees, K. Krushelnick, and I. Jovanovic, “Filament-Induced Fluorescence of Algae for Remote Contamination Monitoring,” Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, May 15-20, 2022.

V. Li et al., “Towards directional detection of reactor antineutrinos with segmented Li6-doped PSD plastic scintillator — SANDD status update,” APS April Meeting, New York, NY, April 9–12, 2022.

L. A. Finney, N. Peskosky, P. J. Skrodzki, M. Burger, J. Nees, K. Krushelnick, and I. Jovanovic, “Ultrashort-pulsed Laser Filament Excitation of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Algae as a Biosensor for Nuclear Activity,” Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), Kona, HI, April 3–8, 2022.

T. C. Wu, V. A. Li, F. Sutanto, S. Dazeley, and I. Jovanovic, “Fast Neutron Directionality from Position-Sensitive Recoil and Capture Reconstruction Using Bayesian Updating,” Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), Kona, HI, April 3–8, 2022.

M. A. Burton, A. W. Auner, J. C. Crowhurst, P. S. Boone, L. A. Finney, D. G. Weisz, B. Koroglu, I. Jovanovic, H B. Radousky, and K. B. Knight, “Using Laser Ablation to Inform Nuclear Fireball Chemistry: How Oxygen Availability Affects Uranium Speciation,” Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), Kona, HI, April 3–8, 2022.

O. Searfus, C. Graham, A. Jinia, S. Clarke, S. Pozzi, and I. Jovanovic, “Characterization of the Neutron Pulse Time Profile From a Deuterium-Tritium Neutron Generator,” Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), Kona, HI, April 3–8, 2022.

T. C. Wu, V. A. Li, F. Sutanto, S. Dazeley, and I. Jovanovic, “Pulse Shape Discrimination Using a Compact ASIC-Based Data Acquisition System,” Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), Kona, HI, April 3–8, 2022.

G. B.Kim, L. E. Borg, S. T. P. Boyd, R. H. Cantor, J. D. Despotopulos, O. B. Drury, S. Friedrich, A. Gallant, N. R. Hines, A. Jacobs, I. Jovanovic, K. N. Kmak, A. R. L. Kavner, Y. H. Kim, P. Kunz, A. Kwiatkowski, D. H. Kwon, D. Lee, T. Murböck, N. D. Scielzo, Q. R. Shollenberger, C. K. I. Sio, K. J. Thomas, T. Wooddy, C. Walls, Y. Amelin, T. Parsons-Davis, and G. A. Brennecka, “Decay Energy Spectroscopy for Samarium Chronometry and Nuclear Material Analysis,” Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC XII), Kona, HI, April 3–8, 2022.