MegaGauss magnetic field generation by ultra-short pulses at relativistic intensities

A. Gopal, S. Minardi, M. Burza, G. Genoud, I. Tzianaki, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, M. Tatarakis, A. Persson, C. G. Wahlström

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We report the experimental studies on megaGauss magnetic field generation using a 35 femtosecond laser at relativistic intensities. The polarization change of the self-generated harmonics was recorded to estimate the magnetic field. A parameter scan was performed by varying the input laser intensity as well as the contrast ratio. External optical probing diagnostics were performed using the second harmonic of the incident laser. Additionally, the optical transition radiation from the rear of the target was also recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035002
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible


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