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Title: Enhanced direct laser vacuum acceleration of a charged particle in crossing plane-wave laser beams

Abstract

Strict theory shows that in the field of two laser beams crossing in vacuum with a phase delay π/2, a unique dynamics of the electron is observed. Unlike a single-beam case in which the velocity component along the laser magnetic field is always zero, the electron motion in the case of crossing beams is completely three-dimensional and hence a larger maximum value of the relativistic factor Γ, i.e. acceleration of an electron to larger energies, can be achieved. (laser acceleration of electrons)

Authors:
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  1. State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, P. O. Box 800-211, Shanghai 201800 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22551188
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCELERATION; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTRONS; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PHOTON BEAMS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; WAVE PROPAGATION

Citation Formats

Lin, H, Liu, C P, Wang, C, and Shen, B F. Enhanced direct laser vacuum acceleration of a charged particle in crossing plane-wave laser beams. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015536.
Lin, H, Liu, C P, Wang, C, & Shen, B F. Enhanced direct laser vacuum acceleration of a charged particle in crossing plane-wave laser beams. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015536.
Lin, H, Liu, C P, Wang, C, and Shen, B F. Wed . "Enhanced direct laser vacuum acceleration of a charged particle in crossing plane-wave laser beams". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015536.
@article{osti_22551188,
title = {Enhanced direct laser vacuum acceleration of a charged particle in crossing plane-wave laser beams},
author = {Lin, H and Liu, C P and Wang, C and Shen, B F},
abstractNote = {Strict theory shows that in the field of two laser beams crossing in vacuum with a phase delay π/2, a unique dynamics of the electron is observed. Unlike a single-beam case in which the velocity component along the laser magnetic field is always zero, the electron motion in the case of crossing beams is completely three-dimensional and hence a larger maximum value of the relativistic factor Γ, i.e. acceleration of an electron to larger energies, can be achieved. (laser acceleration of electrons)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2015V045N09ABEH015536},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
issn = {1063-7818},
number = 9,
volume = 45,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {9}
}