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Title: Direct acceleration of electrons by intense ultrashort laser pulses

Abstract

A fundamentally new mechanism of laser-driven acceleration of charged particles is proposed. When intense, tightly focused ultrashort laser pulses are employed, the acceleration is determined by the light pressure force and the longitudinal electric field component, which can be unidirectional. It is shown that lasers with ultimately high (present-day) parameters can accelerate electrons up to energies {approx}1 GeV, which is comparable to energies attainable in 'large' accelerators. In this case, the acceleration (unlike the schemes considered in the literature) is insensitive to the initial field phase, the acceleration of slow electrons is possible, and the problem of extraction of accelerated electrons from the field is solved. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. International Laser Center, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21470324
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2003v033n06ABEH002458; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCELERATION; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; GEV RANGE; LASER RADIATION; PULSES; VISIBLE RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; FERMIONS; LEPTONS; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Bahari, A, and Taranukhin, Vladimir D. Direct acceleration of electrons by intense ultrashort laser pulses. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2003V033N06ABEH002458.
Bahari, A, & Taranukhin, Vladimir D. Direct acceleration of electrons by intense ultrashort laser pulses. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2003V033N06ABEH002458.
Bahari, A, and Taranukhin, Vladimir D. Mon . "Direct acceleration of electrons by intense ultrashort laser pulses". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2003V033N06ABEH002458.
@article{osti_21470324,
title = {Direct acceleration of electrons by intense ultrashort laser pulses},
author = {Bahari, A and Taranukhin, Vladimir D},
abstractNote = {A fundamentally new mechanism of laser-driven acceleration of charged particles is proposed. When intense, tightly focused ultrashort laser pulses are employed, the acceleration is determined by the light pressure force and the longitudinal electric field component, which can be unidirectional. It is shown that lasers with ultimately high (present-day) parameters can accelerate electrons up to energies {approx}1 GeV, which is comparable to energies attainable in 'large' accelerators. In this case, the acceleration (unlike the schemes considered in the literature) is insensitive to the initial field phase, the acceleration of slow electrons is possible, and the problem of extraction of accelerated electrons from the field is solved. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2003V033N06ABEH002458},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
issn = {1063-7818},
number = 6,
volume = 33,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {6}
}