Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Relativistic Quantum Dynamics in Ultra-Strong Laser Fields
Müller, Carsten; Bauer, Dieter; Hatsagortsyan, Karen Z.; Feuerstein, Bernold; Keitel, Christoph H.
Theoretische Quantendynamik (Prof. Dr. Christoph Keitel)
MPI für Kernphysik, Heidelberg
SummaryCharged particles driven by ultra-strong laser fields can be accelerated up to relativistic energies. The energy can be released in atomic collisions in form of X-rays with laser quality. This opens a way towards future radiation sources and open questions in nuclear and particle physics. The following article reports on recent theoretical studies in this research field.