The acceleration of polarized electrons, positrons, protons and ions in strong laser and plasma fields is a very attractive option for obtaining polarized beams in the multi-mega-electron volt range. Recently, there has been substantial progress in the understanding of the dominant mechanisms leading to high degrees of polarization, in the numerical modeling of these processes and in their experimental implementation. This review paper presents an overview on the current state of the field, and on the concepts of polarized laser–plasma accelerators and of beam polarimetry.
Copy Citation TextMarkus Büscher, Anna Hützen, Liangliang Ji, Andreas Lehrach. Generation of polarized particle beams at relativistic laser intensities[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2020, 8(4): 04000e36