Relativistic Optics: A Gateway to Attosecond Physics

Gérard A. Mourou and Victor Yanovsky

Compact lasers can now produce intensities so large that laser-matter interactions are dominated by the relativistic character of the electrons. The new field of relativistic optics offers a gateway to attosecond physics and nonlinear quantum electrodynamics.

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Relativistic Optics: A Gateway to Attosecond Physics

Gérard A. Mourou and Victor Yanovsky

Compact lasers can now produce intensities so large that laser-matter interactions are dominated by the relativistic character of the electrons. The new field of relativistic optics offers a gateway to attosecond physics and nonlinear quantum electrodynamics.

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Publish Date: 01 May 2004


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