PhD position in spatio-temporal study of an ultra-fast x-ray source produced by laser plasma in ultra-relativistic regime at LP3, France

The aim of the PhD is to study and develop a hard Kα x-ray source source produced by the interaction of an ultra-intense laser (10 TW - 25 fs) operating at a high repetition rate (100 Hz) with a solid target for X-ray. In particular, the PhD student will study laser matter-interaction regimes that have so far not been explored to produce Kα X-ray (I> 10^18W/cm2) and will carry out pump (optical) and probe (X) experiments to characterize the x-ray pulse duration (<1ps) and to study ultra-fast laser mater interaction.

Starting date: October 1 – 2020 for 3 years.