Strong-field interaction with ionic targets

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In this research project, a beam of atomic or molecular ions is overlapped with ultrashort laser fields that reach few femtoseconds, and intensities up to 1017 W/cm2. The momentum distribution of the resulting fragments from the laser-matter interaction is measured in all three dimensions. The experimental data is used to test existing theoretical models and inspire new ones. The parameter space offered by the combination of ionic targets and ultrashort laser fields approaching the relativistic regime is unique and thus enables the exploration.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard G. Paulus

Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Max-Wien-Platz 1

07743 Jena