Le Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA) is an UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherches) ENSTA-Paris Tech - CNRS - École Polytechnique. Its research activity covers a broad spectrum of science in the field of ultrafast lasers and their applications: development of intense laser sources, laser-matter interaction and plasma physics, production of compact sources of energetic radiations and particles, multidisciplinary applications of these sources. Read more

Technology based on high peak power lasers has the potential to provide compact and intense radiation sources for a wide range of innovative applications. In particular, electrons accelerated in the wakefield of an intense laser pulse will oscillate around the propagation axis and emit X-rays. This betatron source, which essentially reproduces the principle of synchrotron on a millimeter scale, provides bright radiation with femtosecond duration... read more | Read more news

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