23 December 2005 Pondermotive acceleration of electrons to GeV energies by a tightly focused ultra-short ultra-intense laser pulse
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Proceedings Volume 6028, ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies; 60281E (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667188
Event: ICO20:Optical Devices and Instruments, 2005, Changchun, China
Abstract
Laser-driven pondermotive acceleration of electrons in vacuum has been considered using computer simulations. It is demonstrated that a low-energy free electron can be violently accelerated to final kinetic energy of GeV by a tightly focused ultra-short ultra-intense laser pulse. Suitable conditions that are crucial for this phenomenon to occur have been investigated. It is shown that selection of appropriate initial conditions like relative time delay between electron and the laser pulse, electron's incident angle and momentum, laser pulse duration and its focal spot size play important roles in the efficient acceleration scheme.
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Youwei Tian, Youwei Tian, Wei Yu, Wei Yu, Peixiang Lu, Peixiang Lu, Feng He, Feng He, Han Xu, Han Xu, } "Pondermotive acceleration of electrons to GeV energies by a tightly focused ultra-short ultra-intense laser pulse", Proc. SPIE 6028, ICO20: Lasers and Laser Technologies, 60281E (23 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.667188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667188
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