P. Camy, A. Benayad, J.L. Doualan, V. Ménard, R. Moncorgé (IRAMIS-CIMAP/MIL)
A major development to improve high power laser chains, is to achieve both higher yields and better tunability. For future high power lasers that operates by diode-pumping at high rate, several materials likely to meet this double requirement (single crystals, glass and ceramics doped) are studied.
Highlight in Physicsworld.com (2008 September, 19th)
Researchers from Italy, France and Germany have shown that a tabletop laser can be used to accelerate a beam of electrons suitable for use in radiotherapy. The group, led by Antonio Giulietti of the Institute for Physical Chemistry Processes in Pisa, believes that such laser-based particle acceleration could considerably reduce the size and simplify the operation of radiotherapy facilities.
G. Lambert1,2,3, T. Hara2,4, D. Garzella1, T. Tanikawa2, M. Labat1,3, B. Carre1, H. Kitamura2,4, T. Shintake2,4, M. Bougeard1, S. Inoue4, Y. Tanaka2,4, P. Salieres1, H. Merdji1, O. Chubar3, O. Gobert1, K. Tahara2, M.-E.