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Title: Subcycle Pulsed Focused Vector Beams

Abstract

An accurate description of a subcycle pulsed beam (SCPB) is presented based on the complex-source model. The fields are exact solutions of Maxwell's equations and applicable to a focused pulsed beam with a pulse duration down to and below one cycle of the carrier wave and with arbitrary polarization state. Depending on the pulse duration, the pulse is blueshifted, and its wings are chirped. This effect, which we refer to as 'self-induced blueshift' goes beyond the carrier-envelope description. The corresponding phase is a temporal analog of the Gouy phase. The energy gain of a relativistic electron swept over by an SCPB is very sensitive to the proper form chosen to describe the pulse.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Institute of Optics, Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)
  2. (Germany)
  3. Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20861523
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 25; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.253902; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ELECTRONS; EXACT SOLUTIONS; MAXWELL EQUATIONS; POLARIZATION; PULSES; RELATIVISTIC RANGE

Citation Formats

Lin Qiang, Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin, Zheng Jian, and Becker, Wilhelm. Subcycle Pulsed Focused Vector Beams. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253902.
Lin Qiang, Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin, Zheng Jian, & Becker, Wilhelm. Subcycle Pulsed Focused Vector Beams. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253902.
Lin Qiang, Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin, Zheng Jian, and Becker, Wilhelm. Fri . "Subcycle Pulsed Focused Vector Beams". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253902.
@article{osti_20861523,
title = {Subcycle Pulsed Focused Vector Beams},
author = {Lin Qiang and Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin and Zheng Jian and Becker, Wilhelm},
abstractNote = {An accurate description of a subcycle pulsed beam (SCPB) is presented based on the complex-source model. The fields are exact solutions of Maxwell's equations and applicable to a focused pulsed beam with a pulse duration down to and below one cycle of the carrier wave and with arbitrary polarization state. Depending on the pulse duration, the pulse is blueshifted, and its wings are chirped. This effect, which we refer to as 'self-induced blueshift' goes beyond the carrier-envelope description. The corresponding phase is a temporal analog of the Gouy phase. The energy gain of a relativistic electron swept over by an SCPB is very sensitive to the proper form chosen to describe the pulse.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.97.253902},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 25,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}