Ultraintense laser developments for plasma acceleration.
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VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
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Plasma acceleration is a promising approach for future compact electron and ion accelerators and coherent radiation sources for user applications. Current research is focused on the development of schemes for high-quality laser-plasma accelerators and advanced high-power laser drivers for their operation. Significant progress has been made in both areas in the past decade. Here we discuss these developments, with special attention to new schemes for GeV acceleration of low energy spread electrons and to high average power lasers for the proposed novel accelerators. We present the latest experimental results and the recent conceptual design for a first generation of plasma accelerators.