The Role of Picosecond Scale ‘Coherent’ Contrast in Dense Electron Nanobunch Formation for Laser-driven Coherent Synchrotron Emission

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    Coherent synchrotron emission from relativistic laser-plasma interactions is an exciting route towards bright attosecond pulse production. We demonstrate experimentally the critical role that laser contrast on 1-2 picosecond timescales plays in the detailed generation mechanism.


    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics 2017: Proceedings (OAS Technical Digest Online)
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2017

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