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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1352–1354

Peak intensity measurement of relativistic lasers via nonlinear Thomson scattering

Omri Har-Shemesh and Antonino Di Piazza  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1352-1354 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001352


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Abstract

The measurement of peak laser intensities exceeding 1020W/cm2 is in general a very challenging task. We suggest a simple method to accurately measure such high intensities up to about 1023W/cm2, by colliding a beam of ultrarelativistic electrons with the laser pulse. The method exploits the high directionality of the radiation emitted by ultrarelativistic electrons via nonlinear Thomson scattering. Initial electron energies well within the reach of laser wake-field accelerators are required, allowing in principle for an all-optical setup. Accuracies of the order of 10% are theoretically envisaged.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2012
Published: April 11, 2012

Citation
Omri Har-Shemesh and Antonino Di Piazza, "Peak intensity measurement of relativistic lasers via nonlinear Thomson scattering," Opt. Lett. 37, 1352-1354 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-8-1352

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