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A New Laser for CALA – May 2018

Photo: Thorsten Naeser

A New Laser for CALA – May 2018

Johannes Gebhard and Martin Speicher, both members of Prof. Jörg Schreiber’s team, are now readying the ZEUS laser (transferred to CALA from Prof. Wolfgang Zinth’s lab in the Institute for Biomolecular Optics) for operation. It will then serve as a “small” system for preliminary experiments and for training purposes. One of its first tasks will be to characterize the dynamics of microplasmas at medium beam intensities. With its two arms, the system’s configuration is ideal for these pump-probe experiments, and a better understanding of plasma dynamics will provide a crucial contribution to the optimization of laser-driven acceleration of ions from isolated targets.

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