Electromagnetic field of a relativistic breather excited in a laser-plasma interaction simulation
​Electromagnetic field of a relativistic breather excited in a laser-plasma interaction simulation.
​Illustration by Evangelos Siminos.

Complex Dynamics in Relativistic Laser-plasma Interaction

​Promotion lecture for the title as "Oavlönad docent" by Evangelos Siminos.

​Abstract of talk

Contemporary laser systems can produce pulses of such high intensity that matter is almost instantly ionized, creating a plasma. Electrons approach the speed of light within a single laser oscillation and the plasma response becomes highly nonlinear. I will discuss three effects in which this relativistic electron motion plays a major role: relativistic self-induced transparency, solitary wave excitation and ultrafast shadowgraphy of laser-plasma accelerators.

Category Lecture
Location: Euler lecture hall, Skeppsgränd 3
Starts: 12 December, 2016, 14:20
Ends: 12 December, 2016, 14:40

Published: Tue 06 Dec 2016. Modified: Wed 07 Dec 2016