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Ultra-intense lasers

Beyond a petawatt

Nature Physics volume 7, pages 1112 (2011) | Download Citation

Increasing the power of ultra-high-intensity lasers requires crystal amplifiers and metre-scale optical compression gratings that are ever more difficult to build. Simulations suggest that Raman amplification in a plasma could permit the generation of laser intensities many orders of magnitude higher than currently possible.

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  1. Szymon Suckewer is in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA.  suckewer@princeton.edu

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