Recent advances in relativistic nonlinear optics

Donald Umstadter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Discussed are nonlinear relativistic optical interactions, occuring when laser light fields are intense enough to accelerate electrons to relativistic velocities. By using overlapping laser pulses, energetic charged particles can either be trapped or accelerated in a controlled manner. Also generated are keV-energy x-ray beams, which have ultrashort (femtosecond) pulse durations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO-2004
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557527792
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO-2004 - Rochester, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2004 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO-2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period10/12/04 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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