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Toward attosecond electron pulses using ultra-intense lasers
Author(s): Charles Varin; Pierre-Louis Fortin; Michel Piché
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Paper Abstract

In many countries around the world, ultra-intense laser facilities are being built. These state-of-the-art lasers are intended for innovative medical and technological applications, as well as for basic experiments at the frontiers of fundamental science. Laser particle acceleration is a promising new endeavor. Recently developed schemes using radially polarized beams could help in reaching unprecedentedly short electron pulse durations, well in the attosecond range and potentially in the subattosecond range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7099, Photonics North 2008, 70992M (12 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807363
Show Author Affiliations
Charles Varin, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Pierre-Louis Fortin, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique et Laser, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Michel Piché, Ctr. d'Optique, Photonique et Laser, Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7099:
Photonics North 2008

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