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From nonlinear optics to high-intensity laser physics

Donna Strickland

The laser increased the intensity of light that can be generated by orders of magnitude and thus brought about nonlinear optical interactions with matter. Chirped pulse amplification, also known as CPA, changed the intensity level by a few more orders of magnitude and helped usher in a new type of laser-matter interaction that is referred to as high-intensity laser physics. In this talk, I will discuss the dierences between nonlinear optics and high-intensity laser physics. The development of CPA and why short, intense laser pulses can cut transparent material will also be included. I will also discuss future applications.

Speaker: Donna Strickland, Univ. of Waterloo

Editor's Note: This lecture will also be given on May 7.  See our listing for location.

Monday, 05/06/19


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