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Title: Acceleration of electrons by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses

Abstract

The problem of the acceleration of a test electron in the field of a tightly focused relativistic laser pulse is solved in the case when the focal spot size is of the order of the radiation wavelength and the exact solution of Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field should be used. The electron acceleration is studied depending on the initial position of the electron in the focal plane and is compared with the results corresponding to the paraxial approximation for the laser field. The maximum energy acquired by the electron in the laser focus is found. The dependences of the ejection angle of the electron on its initial position near the focus are analysed. (superstrong fields)

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21466626
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2007v037n03ABEH013462
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; APPROXIMATIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; EXACT SOLUTIONS; LASER RADIATION; MAXWELL EQUATIONS; PULSES; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; WAVELENGTHS; CALCULATION METHODS; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; EQUATIONS; FERMIONS; LEPTONS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Bochkarev, S G, and Bychenkov, V Yu. Acceleration of electrons by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N03ABEH013462.
Bochkarev, S G, & Bychenkov, V Yu. Acceleration of electrons by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N03ABEH013462.
Bochkarev, S G, and Bychenkov, V Yu. Sat . "Acceleration of electrons by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N03ABEH013462.
@article{osti_21466626,
title = {Acceleration of electrons by tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses},
author = {Bochkarev, S G and Bychenkov, V Yu},
abstractNote = {The problem of the acceleration of a test electron in the field of a tightly focused relativistic laser pulse is solved in the case when the focal spot size is of the order of the radiation wavelength and the exact solution of Maxwell's equations for the electromagnetic field should be used. The electron acceleration is studied depending on the initial position of the electron in the focal plane and is compared with the results corresponding to the paraxial approximation for the laser field. The maximum energy acquired by the electron in the laser focus is found. The dependences of the ejection angle of the electron on its initial position near the focus are analysed. (superstrong fields)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2007V037N03ABEH013462},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
number = 3,
volume = 37,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}