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An intense laser pulse propagating at near the speed of light is here seen driving a non-linear plasma wave in the “bubble regime”, a self-injected electron bunch being accelerated by the fields of this wave appear in a rotated “pi” geometry in this snapshot.
A shadowgraphy image of two colliding blast waves in a gas jet. The blast waves modify the gas density profile to make a thin dense region suitable for ion acceleration.
A microtomographic reconstruction of a human femoral bone sample, generated from x-ray images taken at multiple angles with a laser wakefield accelerator.
3 meter long, 2 cm diameter argon plasma source. An arc discharge between the electrodes at the tube extremities heat producing an ionisation rate close to 1.
An image of a laser channelling into a gas jet, generated by proton radiography. The protons were accelerated by the interaction between a high power laser and a thin metal foil.
A plasma formed within a gas cell, when hit by a high intensity laser.