PCO group

In our group, we want to investigate charge dynamics in laser-induced plasmas on the attosecond time scale (1 as = 0,000000000000000001 s). We have built a laser system capable of producing few-optical-cycle pulses with peak-powers close to 1 TeraWatt. By precisely controlling the interaction between the ultra-intense laser field and the plasma, we can generate ultrashort photon (soft X-ray) and particle (electrons, ions) beams that can be used to probe the real-time ultrafast motion of electrons in matter.


ENSTA CNRS Ecole Polytechnique