Focusing several-cycle laser pulses to relativistic intensities in a λ3 volume on plasma of ~λ scale-length leads to deflection of the radiation. Spatio-spectral measurements at I = 1.5x1018 W/cm2 show relativistic deflection and spectral broadening.
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E. P. Power, J. A. Nees, N. M. Naumova, K. Hong, T. Matsuoka, V. P. Yanovsky, B. Hou, and G. A. Mourou, "Experimental Observations of the Relativistic Deflection of Light," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThB3.
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