Single cycle thin film compressor opening the door to Zeptosecond-Exawatt physics

  title={Single cycle thin film compressor opening the door to Zeptosecond-Exawatt physics},
  author={G{\'e}. Mourou and Sergey Mironov and E. A. Khazanov and Alexander M. Sergeev},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
This article demonstrates a new compression scheme that has the potential to compress a high energy pulse as high as a few hundred Joules in a pulse as short as one optical cycle at 0.8 μm producing a true ultra-relativistic λ3 pulse. This pulse would have a focused intensity of 1024 W/cm2 or a0 of 1000. On interaction with a solid target, this pulse could form an efficient, 10%, relativistic mirror that could further compress the pulse to the atto-zeptosecond regime, with an upshifted… 
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