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Title: Relativistic Attosecond Electron Bunches from Laser-Illuminated Droplets

Abstract

The generation of relativistic attosecond electron bunches is observed in three-dimensional, relativistic particle-in-cell simulations of the interaction of intense laser light with droplets. The electron bunches are emitted under certain angles which depend on the ratios of droplet radius to wavelength and plasma frequency to laser frequency. The mechanism behind the multi-MeV attosecond electron bunch generation is investigated using Mie theory. It is shown that the angular distribution and the high electron energies are due to a parameter-sensitive, time-dependent local field enhancement at the droplet surface.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Postfach 103980, 69029 Heidelberg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21386833
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.095002; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; BEAM BUNCHING; DROPLETS; ELECTRON BEAMS; INTERACTIONS; LANGMUIR FREQUENCY; LASER RADIATION; MEV RANGE; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SIMULATION; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TIME DEPENDENCE; VISIBLE RADIATION; WAVELENGTHS; BEAM DYNAMICS; BEAMS; DISTRIBUTION; DYNAMICS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENERGY RANGE; LEPTON BEAMS; MECHANICS; PARTICLE BEAMS; PARTICLES; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Liseykina, T V, Institute for Computational Technologies, SD-RAS, Novosibirsk, Pirner, S, Bauer, D, and Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Rostock, 18051 Rostock. Relativistic Attosecond Electron Bunches from Laser-Illuminated Droplets. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.104.095002.
Liseykina, T V, Institute for Computational Technologies, SD-RAS, Novosibirsk, Pirner, S, Bauer, D, & Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Rostock, 18051 Rostock. Relativistic Attosecond Electron Bunches from Laser-Illuminated Droplets. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.104.095002.
Liseykina, T V, Institute for Computational Technologies, SD-RAS, Novosibirsk, Pirner, S, Bauer, D, and Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Rostock, 18051 Rostock. Fri . "Relativistic Attosecond Electron Bunches from Laser-Illuminated Droplets". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.104.095002.
@article{osti_21386833,
title = {Relativistic Attosecond Electron Bunches from Laser-Illuminated Droplets},
author = {Liseykina, T V and Institute for Computational Technologies, SD-RAS, Novosibirsk and Pirner, S and Bauer, D and Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Rostock, 18051 Rostock},
abstractNote = {The generation of relativistic attosecond electron bunches is observed in three-dimensional, relativistic particle-in-cell simulations of the interaction of intense laser light with droplets. The electron bunches are emitted under certain angles which depend on the ratios of droplet radius to wavelength and plasma frequency to laser frequency. The mechanism behind the multi-MeV attosecond electron bunch generation is investigated using Mie theory. It is shown that the angular distribution and the high electron energies are due to a parameter-sensitive, time-dependent local field enhancement at the droplet surface.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.104.095002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 9,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {3}
}