Femtosecond x rays from laser-plasma accelerators

  title={Femtosecond x rays from laser-plasma accelerators},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Corde and Kim Ta Phuoc and Arnaud Beck and Guillaume Lambert and Romuald Fitour and Erik Lefebvre and Victor Malka and Antoine Rousse},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
Relativistic interaction of short-pulse lasers with underdense plasmas has recently led to the emergence of a novel generation of femtosecond x-ray sources. Based on radiation from electrons accelerated in plasma, these sources have the common properties to be compact and to deliver collimated, incoherent, and femtosecond radiation. In this article, within a unified formalism, the betatron radiation of trapped and accelerated electrons in the so-called bubble regime, the synchrotron radiation… 

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