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Optics of Relativistic Electrons in Dense Plasmas for High Energy Density Physics Applications

Objective

During the interaction of high intensity lasers against solid materials, ultra-high magnetic fields (on the order of kiloTesla) are produced on picosecond timescales at the interface that separates regions of different electrical resistivity. Multi-MeV electrons can be reflected or refracted by these fields.

The purpose of this proposed research is to study if these fields can be used to manipulate the phase space of a beam of relativistic electrons, just as linear and nonlinear optical elements can manipulate the phase space of photons.

Applications that will benefit from this research are in the field of High Energy Density Physics (HEDP), including enhanced proton acceleration, warm dense matter studies and laboratory astrophysics.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles/photons
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IIF
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Funding Scheme

MC-IIF - International Incoming Fellowships (IIF)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 194 046,60
Administrative Contact
Sophie Heurtebise (Mrs.)