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Title: Extreme nonlinear dynamics in vacuum laser acceleration with a crossed beam configuration

Abstract

A relatively simple model problem where a single electron moves in two relativistically strong obliquely intersecting plane wave-packets is studied using a number of different numerical solvers. It is shown that, in general, even the most advanced solvers are unable to obtain converged solutions for more than about 100 fs in contrast to the single plane wave problem, and that some basic metrics of the orbit show enormous sensitivity to the initial conditions. Finally, at a bare minimum, this indicates an unusual degree of nonlinearity, and may well indicate that the dynamics of this system are chaotic.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. STFC Rutherford-Appleton Lab., Didcot, (United Kingdom)
  2. Univ. of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Krell Institute, Ames, IA (United States); Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1610363
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1567719
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-97ER25308; SC0018312; PHY 1632777
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; physics

Citation Formats

Robinson, A. P. L., Tangtartharakul, K., Weichman, K., and Arefiev, A. V. Extreme nonlinear dynamics in vacuum laser acceleration with a crossed beam configuration. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5115993.
Robinson, A. P. L., Tangtartharakul, K., Weichman, K., & Arefiev, A. V. Extreme nonlinear dynamics in vacuum laser acceleration with a crossed beam configuration. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5115993
Robinson, A. P. L., Tangtartharakul, K., Weichman, K., and Arefiev, A. V. Mon . "Extreme nonlinear dynamics in vacuum laser acceleration with a crossed beam configuration". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5115993. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1610363.
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title = {Extreme nonlinear dynamics in vacuum laser acceleration with a crossed beam configuration},
author = {Robinson, A. P. L. and Tangtartharakul, K. and Weichman, K. and Arefiev, A. V.},
abstractNote = {A relatively simple model problem where a single electron moves in two relativistically strong obliquely intersecting plane wave-packets is studied using a number of different numerical solvers. It is shown that, in general, even the most advanced solvers are unable to obtain converged solutions for more than about 100 fs in contrast to the single plane wave problem, and that some basic metrics of the orbit show enormous sensitivity to the initial conditions. Finally, at a bare minimum, this indicates an unusual degree of nonlinearity, and may well indicate that the dynamics of this system are chaotic.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5115993},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 9,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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