Plasma devices for focusing extreme light pulses
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

Since the inception of the laser, there has been a constant push toward increasing the laser peak intensity, as this has lead to opening the exploration of new territories, and the production of compact sources of particles and radiation with unprecedented characteristics. However, increasing the peak laser intensity is usually performed by enhancing the produced laser properties, either by lowering its duration or increasing its energy, which involves a great level of complexity for the laser chain, or comes at great cost. Focusing tightly is another possibility to increase the laser intensity, but this comes at the risk of damaging the optics with target debris, as it requires their placement in close proximity to the interaction region. Plasma devices are an attractive, compact alternative to tightly focus extreme light pulses and further increase the final laser intensity.

Författare

J. Fuchs

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

Arkady Gonoskov

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

M. Nakatsutsumi

European XFEL

W. Nazarov

University of St Andrews

F. Quere

Le Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)

A. M. Sergeev

Lobachevsky University

Russian Academy of Sciences

X. Q. Yan

Peking University

European Physical Journal: Special Topics

1951-6355 (ISSN) 1951-6401 (eISSN)

Vol. 223 6 1169-1173

Ämneskategorier

Annan teknik

DOI

10.1140/epjst/e2014-02169-y