Springer Theses

Relativistic Electron Mirrors

from High Intensity Laser–Nanofoil Interactions

Authors: Kiefer, Daniel

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
  • Reports on the generation of a microscopic mirror structure accelerated to close to the speed of light
  • Covers experimental and theoretical aspects in an illustrative manner
  • Includes a comprehensive experimental study on laser-driven electron acceleration from nano-scale freestanding foils
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A dense sheet of electrons accelerated to close to the speed of light can act as a tuneable mirror that can generate bright bursts of laser-like radiation in the short wavelength range simply via the reflection of a counter-propagating laser pulse. This thesis investigates the generation of such a relativistic electron mirror structure in a series of experiments accompanied by computer simulations. It is shown that such relativistic mirror can indeed be created from the interaction of a high-intensity laser pulse with a nanometer-scale, ultrathin foil. The reported work gives a intriguing insight into the complex dynamics of high-intensity laser-nanofoil interactions and constitutes a major step towards the development of a relativistic mirror, which could potentially generate bright burst of X-rays on a micro-scale.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kiefer, Daniel

    Pages 1-5

  • Theoretical Background

    Kiefer, Daniel

    Pages 7-32

  • Experimental Methods: Lasers, Targets and Detectors

    Kiefer, Daniel

    Pages 33-52

  • Electron Acceleration from Laser–Nanofoil Interactions

    Kiefer, Daniel

    Pages 53-77

  • Coherent Thomson Backscattering from Relativistic Electron Mirrors

    Kiefer, Daniel

    Pages 79-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Relativistic Electron Mirrors
Book Subtitle
from High Intensity Laser–Nanofoil Interactions
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07752-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07752-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07751-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38391-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 117
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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