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Laser-generated plasmas

Probing plasma dynamics

Researchers in Germany have shown that an ultrafast electron beam can be used to probe the dynamics of laser-generated plasmas with picosecond resolution.

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Figure 1: A solid-state analogy of an optical-field ionized plasma.


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