Ultrafast laser optical pinball

Our recent paper on the demonstration of the longitudinal Kapitza-Dirac effect was featured with a commentary in the News & Views section of Nature Physics. In their insightful summary, Benoit Chalopin and Arnaud Arbouet describe our work on inelastic ponderomotive scattering of electrons at an optical travelling wave from different perspectives. The physical background of the presented experiments is discussed in detail along with the practical aspects – a highly recommended read.

Nature Physics New & Views Article “Ultrafast laser optical pinball” by Chalopin and Arnaud.

Original Nature Physics paper.