Seminar by Dr. Christian Rödel (IOQ)
"Investigating dense relativistic plasmas using high intensity laser pulses and x-ray free electron lasers"
Introduction of habilitation topic
Lecture hall 1 Abbeanum, Fröbelstieg 1, 07743 Jena
The interaction of intense laser pulses with solid density plasmas leads to phenomena such as magnetific field amplification due to the Weibel instability. These extreme states of matter with relevance in astroparticle physics are investigated in experiments using high intensity laser pulses and x-ray free electron lasers. Recent experimental results on laser-driven proton beams from cryogenic hydrogen jets are discussed. Novel probing methods such as x-ray phase contrast imaging and small angle x-ray scattering will be introduced which can help to investigate filamentation and collisionless shocks in dense relativistic plasmas for the first time.