In situ characterization of ultraintense laser pulses
Journal article, 2018

We present a method for determining the characteristics of an intense laser pulse by probing it with a relativistic electron beam. After an initial burst of very high-energy γ-radiation the electrons proceed to emit a series of attosecond duration x-ray pulses as they leave the field. These flashes provide detailed information about the interaction, allowing us to determine properties of the laser pulse: something that is currently a challenge for ultrahigh intensity laser systems.


Christopher Harvey

Chalmers, Physics, Theoretical Physics

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams

2469-9888 (eISSN)

Vol. 21 11 114001

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Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

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