The quest for laser induced isomer production

Klaus M. Spohr, Robert Chapman, Scott Hanvey, Ken Ledingham, Tom Mccanny, Paul Mckenna, Lynne Robson, Martin Shaw

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Research into nuclear isomers can lead to the development of a gamma-ray laser (GRASER), thus opening up the perspective of quantum optical studies on high energetic γ-radiation. The unique capabilities of novel, ultra-high intensity multi-tera- and petawatt laser facilities enable investigations into a possible direct population of nuclear isomers via hot electron plasmas. We present the theoretical rationale and review performed measurements. A new experimental strategy to find unambiguous evidence for the direct laser induced population of the short lived 181mTa, will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2633-2640
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume53
Issue number16-17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Spohr, K. M., Chapman, R., Hanvey, S., Ledingham, K., Mccanny, T., Mckenna, P., ... Shaw, M. (2006). The quest for laser induced isomer production. Journal of Modern Optics, 53(16-17), 2633-2640. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500340600895631
Spohr, Klaus M. ; Chapman, Robert ; Hanvey, Scott ; Ledingham, Ken ; Mccanny, Tom ; Mckenna, Paul ; Robson, Lynne ; Shaw, Martin. / The quest for laser induced isomer production. In: Journal of Modern Optics. 2006 ; Vol. 53, No. 16-17. pp. 2633-2640.
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Spohr, KM, Chapman, R, Hanvey, S, Ledingham, K, Mccanny, T, Mckenna, P, Robson, L & Shaw, M 2006, 'The quest for laser induced isomer production' Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 53, no. 16-17, pp. 2633-2640. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500340600895631

The quest for laser induced isomer production. / Spohr, Klaus M.; Chapman, Robert; Hanvey, Scott; Ledingham, Ken; Mccanny, Tom; Mckenna, Paul; Robson, Lynne; Shaw, Martin.

In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 53, No. 16-17, 2006, p. 2633-2640.

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Spohr KM, Chapman R, Hanvey S, Ledingham K, Mccanny T, Mckenna P et al. The quest for laser induced isomer production. Journal of Modern Optics. 2006;53(16-17):2633-2640. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500340600895631