Ultrahigh Peak Power Generation: Present and Future

  • P. Bado
  • J. S. Coe
  • J. Squier
  • F. Salin
  • C.-Y. Chien
  • J.-P. Tapié
  • G. A. Mourou
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 53)

Abstract

Compact solid-state laser sources based on “Chirped Pulse Amplification” are capable of generating intensities in excess of 1018 W/cm2 and make possible the investigation of a new class of relativistic experiments in a physical regime previously inaccessible.

Keywords

Sapphire 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bado
    • 1
  • J. S. Coe
    • 1
  • J. Squier
    • 1
  • F. Salin
    • 1
  • C.-Y. Chien
    • 1
  • J.-P. Tapié
    • 1
  • G. A. Mourou
    • 1
  1. 1.EECS, Ultrafast Science LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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