Dino Jaroszinski from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland presents "Harnessing plasma waves to accelerate particles and amplify light". This talk explored ways of harnessing plasma waves using intense laser beams to produce the most compact high energy accelerator in existence. This device can be used as a basis of an ultra-short pulsed x-ray or gamma-ray light source. Plasma waves may also be used to directly amplify light in an plasma-based analogue of the chirped pulse amplifier.
Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..