Intense laser-matter interactions can generate picosecond-bursts of the largest terrestrial magnetic fields, nearly a billion times that of the earth.
Laser-based particle-accelerators engender MeV neutral atoms – a formidable feat, given the inert, ‘neutral’ response of these atoms to conventional accelerating fields.
Hard X-ray Sources
Intense laser irradiation can metamorphose a plethora of material forms, ranging from nanostructures to liquid micro-droplets.
The highly non-linear regime of intense laser-plasma interactions offers a most promising platform to investigate non-equilibrium scenarios, turbulence mechanisms and plasma instabilities.