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.
Euler lecture hall, Skeppsgränd 3
12 December, 2016, 14:20
12 December, 2016, 14:40