Relativistic Electron Mirrors : from High Intensity Laser–Nanofoil Interactions

A dense sheet of electrons accelerated to close to the speed of light can act as a tuneable mirror that can generate bright bursts of laser-like radiation in the short wavelength range simply via the reflection of a counter-propagating laser pulse. This thesis investigates the generation of such a r...

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Main Author: Kiefer, Daniel
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Lasers, Targets and Detectors
  • Electron Acceleration from Laser-Nanofoil Interactions
  • Coherent Thomson Backscattering from Relativistic Electron Mirrors