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Title: Injection and acceleration of electron bunch in a plasma wakefield produced by a chirped laser pulse

Abstract

An ultrashort laser pulse propagating in plasma can excite a nonlinear plasma wakefield which can trap and accelerate charged particles up to GeV. One-dimensional analysis of electron injection, trapping, and acceleration by different chirped pulses propagating in plasma is investigated numerically. In this paper, we inject electron bunches in front of the chirped pulses. It is indicated that periodical chirped laser pulse can trap electrons earlier than other pulses. It is shown that periodical chirped laser pulses lead to decrease the minimum momentum necessary to trap the electrons. This is due to the fact that periodical chirped laser pulses are globally much efficient than nonchirped pulses in the wakefield generation. It is found that chirped laser pulses could lead to much larger electron energy than that of nonchirped pulses. Relative energy spread has a lower value in the case of periodical chirped laser pulses.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Narmak, Tehran 16846-13114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299979
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRON BEAM INJECTION; ELECTRONS; LASERS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PERIODICITY; PLASMA; PLASMA ACCELERATION; PULSES

Citation Formats

Afhami, Saeedeh, and Eslami, Esmaeil. Injection and acceleration of electron bunch in a plasma wakefield produced by a chirped laser pulse. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4884792.
Afhami, Saeedeh, & Eslami, Esmaeil. Injection and acceleration of electron bunch in a plasma wakefield produced by a chirped laser pulse. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4884792
Afhami, Saeedeh, and Eslami, Esmaeil. Sun . "Injection and acceleration of electron bunch in a plasma wakefield produced by a chirped laser pulse". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4884792.
@article{osti_22299979,
title = {Injection and acceleration of electron bunch in a plasma wakefield produced by a chirped laser pulse},
author = {Afhami, Saeedeh and Eslami, Esmaeil},
abstractNote = {An ultrashort laser pulse propagating in plasma can excite a nonlinear plasma wakefield which can trap and accelerate charged particles up to GeV. One-dimensional analysis of electron injection, trapping, and acceleration by different chirped pulses propagating in plasma is investigated numerically. In this paper, we inject electron bunches in front of the chirped pulses. It is indicated that periodical chirped laser pulse can trap electrons earlier than other pulses. It is shown that periodical chirped laser pulses lead to decrease the minimum momentum necessary to trap the electrons. This is due to the fact that periodical chirped laser pulses are globally much efficient than nonchirped pulses in the wakefield generation. It is found that chirped laser pulses could lead to much larger electron energy than that of nonchirped pulses. Relative energy spread has a lower value in the case of periodical chirped laser pulses.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4884792},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22299979}, journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 6,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {6}
}