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【SJTU Wisdom】Great Progress in Plasma Optical Modulators for Intense Lasers

July 04, 2016      Author: Yu Lule, Sheng Zhengming

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Recently, Yu Lule, Sheng Zhengming from Department of Physics and Astronomy of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and their partner raised a new method to modulate the spectrum and space-time characteristics of intense laser light, by using ultra-fast plasma optical modulators for intense lasers. Related research outcomes have been published on Nature Communications [Lu-Le Yuet al., Nat. Commun.7, 11893 (2016)], with the name of "Plasma optical modulators for intense lasers".

Given that the effects of the interactions of intense lasers and matters are very dependent on the space-time characteristics, they can be modulated to a large extent through the modulation of the space-time characteristics of intense laser pulses, which is of vital importance to many applications.

 


Translated by: Zhang Yifan     Reviewed by: Liu Yiting