Probing the quantum vacuum with ultra intense laser pulses

B. M. Hegelich, G. Mourou, J. Rafelski

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This article presents 1) The theoretical background of strong field physics along with vacuum structure and stability; 2) The instrumental developments in the area of pulsed lasers and considers the physics case for the construction of ultra-intense laser facilities; and 3) The applied and fundamental uses of ultra-intense lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1093-1104
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Physical Journal: Special Topics
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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