An intense pursuit of fundamental high energy physics
DER-IZEST, école Polytechnique – Route de Saclay – 91128 Palaiseau, France
2 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy – University of California at Irvine – CA 92697, USA
By the compression of petawatt pulses to multi-exawatt, a new route for the generation of Schwinger intensities capable of producing highenergy radiation and particle beams with extremely short time structure down to the attosecond-zeptosecond regime is being presented. Far from the traditional laser investigation in the eV regime, this laser-based approach offers a new paradigm to investigate the structure of vacuum and applications to subatomic physics.
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