Seminar of the Helmholtz Institute
Beyond the Standard Model (of High-Intensity Laser Particle Interactions)
Tuesday June 28, 2016 14:15:00 CEST
Tuesday June 28, 2016 15:30:00 CEST
Prof. Thomas Heinzl (Plymouth University)
The interaction of matter with high-intensity lasers is traditionally described by modelling the laser as a plane wave background field. This description becomes invalid (i) at ultra-high intensities requiring strong focussing and (ii) whenever there is substantial back-reaction on the external field yielding e.g. beam depletion. I will describe a number of theoretical attempts aimed at improving the current methodology to deal with these rather extreme, but soon experimentally feasible, conditions.
Seminarraum HI Jena, Fröbelstieg 3