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Science of Extreme Light Infrastructure

Tajima, Toshiki and Barish, Barry C. and Barty, C. P. and Bulanov, Sergei and Chen, Pisin and Feldhaus, Josef and Hajdu, Janos and Keitel, Christoph H. and Kieffer, Jean-Claude and Ko, Do-Kyeong and Leemans, Wim and Normand, Didier and Palumbo, Luigi and Rzazewski, Kazimierz and Sergeev, Alexander and Sheng, Zheng-Ming and Takasaki, Fumihiko and Teshima, Masahiro (2010) Science of Extreme Light Infrastructure. In: 1st International Conference on Light at Extreme Intensities (LEI 2009). AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1228. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 11-35. ISBN 978-0-7354-0771-8.

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The infrastructure of Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) provides an unprecedented opportunity for a broad range of frontier science. Its highest ever intensity of lasers, as well as high fluence, high power, and/or ultrafast optical characteristics carve out new territories of discovery, ranging from attosecond science to photonuclear science, laser acceleration and associated beams, and high field science (Four Pillars of ELI). Its applications span from medicine, biology, engineering, energy, chemistry, physics, and fundamental understanding of the Universe. The relativistic optics that intense lasers have begun exploring may be extended into a new regime of ultra‐relativistic regime, where even protons fly relativistically in the optical fields. ELI provides the highest intensity to date such that photon fields begin to feel even the texture of vacuum. This is a singular appeal of ELI with its relatively modest infrastructure (compared to the contemporary largest scientific infrastructures), yet provides an exceptional avenue along which the 21st Century science and society need to answer the toughest questions. The intensity frontier simultaneously brings in the energy horizon (TeV and PeV) as well as temporal frontier (attoseconds and zeptoseconds). It also turns over optics of atoms and molecules into that of nuclei with the ability to produce monoenergetic collimated γ‐ray photons. As such, the ELI concept acutely demands an effort to encompass and integrate its Four Pillars.

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Additional Information:© 2010 American Institute of Physics. Published online 16 April 2010. We thank a number of colleagues for collaborating with and advising us on the preparation of this work, who include: G. Mourou, M. Gross, A. Di Piazza, K.Z. Hatsagortsyan, C. Mueller, E. Esarey, H. Gies, T. Heinzl, A. Ilderton, M. Marklund, S.D. Moustaizis, N.B. Narozhny, I. Ploumistakis, R. Schützhold, D. Symes, I. Tsohantjis, D. Charambilidis, G. Tsakiris, P.G. Thirolf, G. Korn, A. Bandrauk, D. Habs, J. Schreiber, H. Weidenmüller, F. Krausz, G. Dunne, M. Fujiwara, T. Hayakawa, R. Hajima, K. Kondo, M. Kando, P. Bolton, S. Kawanishi, J. Mizuki, D. Dumitras, E. Moses. C. Labaune, A. Migus, R. Hörlein, A. Suzuki, T. Takahashi, K. Fujii, J. Urakawa, K. Yokoya, S. Asai, K. Homma, S. Iso, T. Saeki, T. Tauchi, Y. Kato, T. Esirkepov, X. Yan, H. Wu, B.M. Hegelich, A. Caldwell, F. Pfeiffer, M. Abe, M. Molls, J. Fuchs, T. Kessler, W. Sandner, H. Ruhl, S. Karsch, A. Chao, K. Namikawa, A. Faenov, L. Chen, Y. Fukuda, A. Giuliette, and F. Pegoraro.
Subject Keywords:extreme fields, high field science, attosecond science, laser acceleration, photonuclear physics, vacuum physics
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1228
Classification Code:PACS: 25.20.-x, 32.90.+a, 42.55.-f, 42.65.-k, 52.38.Kd
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Official Citation:Science of Extreme Light Infrastructure Toshiki Tajima, Barry C. Barish, C. P. Barty, Sergei Bulanov, Pisin Chen, Josef Feldhaus, Janos Hajdu, Christoph H. Keitel, Jean‐Claude Kieffer, Do‐Kyeong Ko, Wim Leemans, Didier Normand, Luigi Palumbo, Kazimierz Rzazewski, Alexander Sergeev, Zheng‐Ming Sheng, Fumihiko Takasaki and Masahiro Teshima Source: AIP Conf. Proc. 1228, 11 (2010);
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