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EPSRC Reference: GR/R88090/01
Title: Basic Technology: Developing Laser-Plasma Accelerators and Coherent Radiation Sources as Tools for Time-Resolved Studies
Principal Investigator: Jaroszynski, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Krushelnick, Professor K Walmsley, Professor I Poole, Professor MW
Wark, Professor J Burnett, Professor K Gillespie, Professor WA
Wynne, Professor K Walmsley, Professor IA Hooker, Professor S
Bingham, Professor R Cairns, Professor RA Norreys, Professor PA
Dangor, Dr AE
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Ruhr University Bochum Technical University of Lisbon University of California (LA)
Department: Physics
Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 02 September 2002 Ends: 01 March 2007 Value (£): 4,145,834
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electromagnetics Lasers & Optics
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion
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We propose to set up a world-class consortium to undertake a programme to investigate laser-plasma based accelerator technology and apply it to developing compact, tuneable, coherent, sources of ultra-short pulse coherent electromagnetic radiation. The Basic Technology Research Programme would provide the opportunity to combine these areas and investigate compact ultra short pulse accelerators and coherent free-electron laser sources to establish the feasibility of developing a future compact x-ray freeelectron laser based on laser-plasma accelerator technology. If this ultimate goal is realised it would greatly enhance the UK's capacity and capability in the application of femtosecond imaging (with both electrons and x-rays), and two-colour and two-type (electron-photon) pump-probe time resolved studies.
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