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Title: High energy photon emission from wakefields

Abstract

Experimental evidence has accumulated to indicate that wakefield acceleration (WFA) accompanies intense and sometimes coherent emission of radiation such as from betatron radiation. The investigation of this issue has additional impetus nowadays because we are learning (1) there is an additional acceleration process of the ponderomotive acceleration; (2) WFA may become relevant in much higher density regimes; (3) WFA has been proposed as the mechanism for extreme high energy cosmic ray acceleration and gamma ray bursts for active galactic nuclei. These require us to closely examine the radiative mechanisms in WFA anew. We report studies of radiation from wakefield (self-injected betatron) and ponderomotive (laser field) mechanisms in scalings of the frequency and intensity of the driver, as well as the plasma density.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 (United States)
  2. (China)
  3. Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan)
  4. RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22600051
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCELERATION; BETATRONS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; GALAXY NUCLEI; GAMMA RADIATION; LASER RADIATION; LASERS; PHOTON EMISSION; PHOTONS; PLASMA DENSITY; PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE

Citation Formats

Farinella, D. M., E-mail: dfarinel@uci.edu, Lau, C. K., Taimourzadeh, S., Hwang, Y., Abazajian, K., Canac, N., Taborek, P., Tajima, T., Zhang, X. M., E-mail: zhxm@siom.ac.cn, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, Koga, J. K., E-mail: koga.james@qst.go.jp, and Ebisuzaki, T., E-mail: ebisu@riken.jp. High energy photon emission from wakefields. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4956450.
Farinella, D. M., E-mail: dfarinel@uci.edu, Lau, C. K., Taimourzadeh, S., Hwang, Y., Abazajian, K., Canac, N., Taborek, P., Tajima, T., Zhang, X. M., E-mail: zhxm@siom.ac.cn, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, Koga, J. K., E-mail: koga.james@qst.go.jp, & Ebisuzaki, T., E-mail: ebisu@riken.jp. High energy photon emission from wakefields. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4956450.
Farinella, D. M., E-mail: dfarinel@uci.edu, Lau, C. K., Taimourzadeh, S., Hwang, Y., Abazajian, K., Canac, N., Taborek, P., Tajima, T., Zhang, X. M., E-mail: zhxm@siom.ac.cn, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, Koga, J. K., E-mail: koga.james@qst.go.jp, and Ebisuzaki, T., E-mail: ebisu@riken.jp. 2016. "High energy photon emission from wakefields". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4956450.
@article{osti_22600051,
title = {High energy photon emission from wakefields},
author = {Farinella, D. M., E-mail: dfarinel@uci.edu and Lau, C. K. and Taimourzadeh, S. and Hwang, Y. and Abazajian, K. and Canac, N. and Taborek, P. and Tajima, T. and Zhang, X. M., E-mail: zhxm@siom.ac.cn and Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 and Koga, J. K., E-mail: koga.james@qst.go.jp and Ebisuzaki, T., E-mail: ebisu@riken.jp},
abstractNote = {Experimental evidence has accumulated to indicate that wakefield acceleration (WFA) accompanies intense and sometimes coherent emission of radiation such as from betatron radiation. The investigation of this issue has additional impetus nowadays because we are learning (1) there is an additional acceleration process of the ponderomotive acceleration; (2) WFA may become relevant in much higher density regimes; (3) WFA has been proposed as the mechanism for extreme high energy cosmic ray acceleration and gamma ray bursts for active galactic nuclei. These require us to closely examine the radiative mechanisms in WFA anew. We report studies of radiation from wakefield (self-injected betatron) and ponderomotive (laser field) mechanisms in scalings of the frequency and intensity of the driver, as well as the plasma density.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4956450},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 7,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7
}
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