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ID: 284818.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Theoretical Quantum Dynamics
Relativistic high-power laser–matter interactions
Authors:Salamin, Yousef I.; Hu, S. X.; Hatsagortsyan, Karen Zaven; Keitel, Christoph Helmut
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2006-03-02
Title of Journal:Physics Reports
Journal Abbrev.:Phys. Rep.
Issue / Number:2-3
Start Page:41
End Page:155
Copyright:© 2006 Elsevier B.V.
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Recent advances in laser technology have pushed the frontier of maximum intensity achieved to about and investigators currently believe even higher intensities may be reached in the near future. This, combined with other breakthroughs on the fronts of short pulse generation and high repetition rates, have stimulated considerable progress, theoretical as well as experimental, in the field of laser–matter interactions. It is now possible to laser-accelerate electrons to a few hundred MeV and laser-induced pair-production and nuclear physics experiments have made significant progress. This article is devoted to a review of the recent advances in the field and stresses quantum phenomena that require laser field intensities in excess of the relativistic threshold of . Interactions with free electrons, with highly-charged ions and with atoms and clusters, are reviewed. Electron laser acceleration, atomic quantum dynamics, high harmonic generation, quantum electrodynamical effects and nuclear interactions in plasmas and ions, are among the important topics covered in the article.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:C.H. Keitel
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/ Group C.H. Keitel/Relativistic Quantum Dynamics and High-Energy Processes (K. Hatsagortsyan)
External Affiliations:Physics Department, American University of Sharjah, POB 26666, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Group T-4, Theoretical Division, MS B283, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Department of Quantum Electronics, Yerevan State University, A. Manoukian 1, Yerevan 375025, Armenia
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