Dense and relativistic plasmas produced by compact high-intensity lasers

D. Umstadter, S. Y. Chen, G. Ma, A. Maksimchuk, G. Mourou, M. Nantel, S. Pikuz, G. Sarkisov, R. Wagner

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High-intensity lasers interacting with plasmas are used to study processes in the laboratory that would otherwise only occur in astrophysics. These include relativistic plasmas, electron acceleration in ultrahigh field-gradient wake fields, pressure ionization and continuum lowering in strongly coupled plasmas, and X-ray line emission via Raman scattering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-518
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Acceleration of particles
  • MHD
  • Plasmas
  • Relativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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