We consider ultrashort and ultrastrong laser pulses applied to a gas of aligned heteronuclear molecules, where nuclei of different mass will acquire different velocities and collide, possibly producing fusion or emitting subattosecond bursts of X-rays.
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(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.2660) Other areas of optics : Fusion
A. V. Sokolov and M. Zhi, "Nuclear Collisions in Heteronuclear Molecules Driven by an Ultrastrong Laser Field," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JTuD72.
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