skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Femtosecond electron deflectometry for measuring transient fields generated by laser-accelerated fast electrons

Abstract

The temporal evolution of the electric field generated near the surface of a solid target by a femtosecond laser pulse with intensity of 1 x 10{sup 16 }W/cm{sup 2} has been investigated by electron deflectometry; in this technique, ultrashort electron pulses generated by intense femtosecond laser pulses are used as probes. We found that electric field of the order of 10{sup 8 }V/m along the target surface was generated and decayed within 400 fs. The results of this study demonstrate the potential of electron deflectometry for measuring ultrafast phenomena in the femtosecond time domain.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Advanced Research Center for Beam Science, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22027681
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; LASER RADIATION; MEASURING METHODS; PROBES; PULSED IRRADIATION; PULSES; REFLECTION; SOLIDS; SURFACES; TIME DEPENDENCE; TRANSIENTS; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Inoue, Shunsuke, Tokita, Shigeki, Otani, Kazuto, Hashida, Masaki, Sakabe, Shuji, and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502. Femtosecond electron deflectometry for measuring transient fields generated by laser-accelerated fast electrons. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3612915.
Inoue, Shunsuke, Tokita, Shigeki, Otani, Kazuto, Hashida, Masaki, Sakabe, Shuji, & Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502. Femtosecond electron deflectometry for measuring transient fields generated by laser-accelerated fast electrons. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3612915.
Inoue, Shunsuke, Tokita, Shigeki, Otani, Kazuto, Hashida, Masaki, Sakabe, Shuji, and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502. Mon . "Femtosecond electron deflectometry for measuring transient fields generated by laser-accelerated fast electrons". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3612915.
@article{osti_22027681,
title = {Femtosecond electron deflectometry for measuring transient fields generated by laser-accelerated fast electrons},
author = {Inoue, Shunsuke and Tokita, Shigeki and Otani, Kazuto and Hashida, Masaki and Sakabe, Shuji and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502},
abstractNote = {The temporal evolution of the electric field generated near the surface of a solid target by a femtosecond laser pulse with intensity of 1 x 10{sup 16 }W/cm{sup 2} has been investigated by electron deflectometry; in this technique, ultrashort electron pulses generated by intense femtosecond laser pulses are used as probes. We found that electric field of the order of 10{sup 8 }V/m along the target surface was generated and decayed within 400 fs. The results of this study demonstrate the potential of electron deflectometry for measuring ultrafast phenomena in the femtosecond time domain.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3612915},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
issn = {0003-6951},
number = 3,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}