High-energy quantum physics with extreme laser pulses


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  • hochgeladen 22. März 2023

The talk starts with an introduction into the strong-field QED applicable for the collision of a high-energy electron beam with an ultra-strong laser pulse. For this purpose, radiative reaction, spin dynamics and pair production are discussed. Emphasis on recent progress will be given on the generation and polarization of high-energy electron, positron and gamma-ray beams, plasma diagnostics, and tests of fundamental physics. Also, nuclear quantum control is considered and an outlook on attractive feasible experiments in the light of upcoming facilities is given.


Christoph Keitel, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik Heidelberg

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