Nonlinear X-ray Matter Interaction Processes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 3:00pm

Stefan Hau-Riege, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 

High-intensity laser-matter interaction experiments in the optical regime using lasers with intensities in excess of 1021 W/cm2 have revealed an abundance of exotic nonlinear processes.  Since x-ray free-electron lasers have become available in Germany, in the USA, and, more recently, in Japan, there has been an extensive quest for discovering and characterizing nonlinear processes in the x-ray regime. In this seminar we review some of these processes, focussing specifically on the electron dynamics in x-ray-irradiated materials and the transition dynamics to warm-dense matter.

Nonlinear X-ray Matter Interaction Processes
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