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Title: Ponderomotive acceleration of electrons in the interaction of arbitrarily polarized laser pulse with a tenuous plasma

Abstract

The forward ponderomotive force associated with an intense short laser pulse, propagating in a tenuous plasma, accelerates the electrons to velocities higher than the group velocity of the laser. In this work, a simple general solution for ponderomotive acceleration is presented for arbitrary polarization. The circular polarization is more efficient than linear polarization, since the threshold laser intensity needed for electron acceleration is lower for a circularly polarized laser pulse.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, 1983963113 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  3. (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, P.O. Box 19395-3350, Tehran (Iran)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782567
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2178187; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; ELECTRONS; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA; POLARIZATION; PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE; PULSES; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Sazegari, V., Mirzaie, M., Shokri, B., Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, 1983963113, Tehran, and Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. Ponderomotive acceleration of electrons in the interaction of arbitrarily polarized laser pulse with a tenuous plasma. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2178187.
Sazegari, V., Mirzaie, M., Shokri, B., Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, 1983963113, Tehran, & Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. Ponderomotive acceleration of electrons in the interaction of arbitrarily polarized laser pulse with a tenuous plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2178187.
Sazegari, V., Mirzaie, M., Shokri, B., Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, 1983963113, Tehran, and Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. Wed . "Ponderomotive acceleration of electrons in the interaction of arbitrarily polarized laser pulse with a tenuous plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2178187.
@article{osti_20782567,
title = {Ponderomotive acceleration of electrons in the interaction of arbitrarily polarized laser pulse with a tenuous plasma},
author = {Sazegari, V. and Mirzaie, M. and Shokri, B. and Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Evin, 1983963113, Tehran and Physics Department and Laser-Plasma Research Institute of Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran},
abstractNote = {The forward ponderomotive force associated with an intense short laser pulse, propagating in a tenuous plasma, accelerates the electrons to velocities higher than the group velocity of the laser. In this work, a simple general solution for ponderomotive acceleration is presented for arbitrary polarization. The circular polarization is more efficient than linear polarization, since the threshold laser intensity needed for electron acceleration is lower for a circularly polarized laser pulse.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2178187},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 3,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}