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New opportunities for strong-field LPI research in the mid-IR
Author(s): Igor V. Pogorelsky; Ilan Ben-Zvi; John Skaritka; Markus Babzien; Mikhail N. Polyanskiy; Zulfikar Najmudin; Nicholas Dover; Wei Lu
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Paper Abstract

Over the last two decades, BNL’s ATF has pioneered the use of high-peak power CO2 lasers for research in advanced accelerators and radiation sources. Our recent developments in ion acceleration, Compton scattering, and IFELs have further underscored the benefits from expanding the landscape of strong-field laser interactions deeper into the midinfrared (MIR) range of wavelengths. This extension validates our ongoing efforts in advancing CO2 laser technology, which we report here. Our next-generation, multi-terawatt, femtosecond CO2 laser will open new opportunities for studying ultra-relativistic laser interactions with plasma in the MIR spectral domain. We will address new regimes in the particle acceleration of ions and electrons, as well as the radiations sources, ranging from THz to gamma- rays, that are enabled by the emerging ultra-fast CO2 lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9509, Relativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources, 95090P (12 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182005
Show Author Affiliations
Igor V. Pogorelsky, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Ilan Ben-Zvi, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
John Skaritka, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Markus Babzien, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Mikhail N. Polyanskiy, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
Zulfikar Najmudin, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Nicholas Dover, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Wei Lu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9509:
Relativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources
Dino A. Jaroszynski, Editor(s)

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