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Horizons of petawatt laser technology

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Federal Research Center A.V. Gaponov-Grekhov Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Ulyanova 46, Nizhny Novgorod, 603000, Russian Federation

Recent advances in the development of superpower lasers are reviewed. A number of possibilities that the newly available petawatt-power level lasers open up in the physics of extreme light fields are discussed.

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PACS: 41.75.Jv, 42.55.−f, 42.62.Be, 42.65.Yj, 52.38.Kd, 52.38.Ph (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0181.201101c.0009
Citation: Korzhimanov A V, Gonoskov A A, Khazanov E A, Sergeev A M "Horizons of petawatt laser technology" Phys. Usp. 54 9–28 (2011)
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Оригинал: Коржиманов А В, Гоносков А А, Хазанов Е А, Сергеев А М «Горизонты петаваттных лазерных комплексов» УФН 181 9–32 (2011); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0181.201101c.0009

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