In this excellent answer by Emilio Pisanty, he states that:
Of course, all the cool laser-driven QED stuff at the top of that second diagram: if your laser is strong enough that, if you release an electron into the focus, the kinetic energy of its oscillations will exceed $m_ec^2$ , then you can start to have things like laser-driven pair creation, and all sorts of fun stuff. Some of it is already on the table, some of it is in achievable plans for the future, and all of it is made possible by CPA.
Here does the mention of laser-driven pair creation mean that Chirped Pulse Amplification can be used for producing electron-antielectron pairs?
A few weeks ago, I asked in the chat room whether it is possible to produce electron-positron pairs from light. @John Rennie replied, that you can, but the probability is extremely low. So, I had a doubt whether CPA can be used to raise those odds; of course, I may be seriously wrong and could have misunderstood the above statement, but is this possible.
If this is, then maybe we can use electromagnetic fields to separate the two particles and obtain antimatter.
So, boiling down:
The actual Questions:
- Can CPA be used to produce electron-positron pairs, with an acceptable probability of pair production happening?
- Would those particles be actual particles or virtual particles?
- Can we use it to create antimatter?