Ultra-High Intensity lasers in the regime above 100 TW have developed into a well studied tool for the preparation of plasma targets. In addition they can provide unprecedented sources of coherent soft x-rays and incoherent hard x-rays and of proton and light-ion beams. These sources are unique in their intensity and time definition. In the specific case of the laser driven x-ray laser, the coherence and narrow bandwidth of the source holds promises for additional applications. Use of secondary sources for plasma diagnostic has already been reported by several groups but in all cases still source developments are going on. The presentation will report on activities at the PHELIX laser at the GSI Helmholtz Centre, and plans and proposals for the application in combination with heavy-ion beams at GSI and the future FAIR facility.
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