• High Power Laser Science and Engineering
  • Vol. , Issue , ()
Laso Garcia Alejandro, Höppner Hauke, Pelka Alexander, Baehtz Casten Baehtz, Brambrik Erik, Di Dio Cafiso Samuele, Dreyer Jörn, Göde Sebastian, Hassan Mohamed, Kluge Thomas, Jia Liu, Makita Mikako, Moeller Dominik, Preston Thomas, Priebe Gerd, Schlenviogt Hans-Peter, Schwinkendorf Jan-Patrick, Smid Michal, Talposi Anda-Maria, Toncian Monika, Zastrau Ulf, Schramm Ulrich, Cowan Thomas, Toncian Toma
Author Affiliations
  • HZDR
  • European XFEL GmbH
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
  • University of Bucharest
  • Technische Universitat Dresden
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    Abstract

    High-energy and high-intensity lasers are essential for pushing the boundaries of science. Their development has allowed leaps forward in basic research areas including laser- plasma interaction, high-energy density science, metrology, biology and medical technol- ogy. The HiBEF user consortium contributes and operates two high-peak-power optical lasers at the HED instrument of the European XFEL facility. These lasers will be used to generate transient extreme states of density and temperature to be probed by the X-Ray beam. This article introduces the ReLaX laser, a short-pulse high-intensity Ti:Sa laser sys- tem, and discusses its characteristics as available for user experiments. It will also present first experimental commissioning results validating its successful integration into the EuXFEL infrastructure and viability as a relativistic-intensity laser driver.
    Manuscript Accepted: Oct. 11, 2021
    Posted: Oct. 11, 2021