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Snapshot image of a plasma wakefield produced by a 30 TW laser in a FOCUS laboratory. The curved wave-fronts are important for accelerating electrons and have never been seen before. [from N. Matlis et al., Nature Physics 2, 749 (2006)]
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A National Science Foundation Physics Frontier Center devoted to research at the frontiers of optical coherent and ultrafast science.

The FOCUS center includes 27 faculty at the University of Michigan and the University of Texas.  Our mission is to provide leadership in coherent control in quantum, ultrafast and high field physics.

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FOCUS Contact Information:
Professor Georg Raithel, Director, Randall Laboratory,University of Michigan,
4255 Randall Lab, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040
Phone: (734) 647-9031, Fax: (734)
763-4934 email: