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Title: Controlled generation of short-wavelength periodic megagauss magnetic fields in plasmas

We examine the possibility of producing short-wavelength MG magnetic fields by exciting a magnetic mode from the collision of electromagnetic light pulses with relativistic ionization fronts. PIC simulation results demonstrate the validity of the scheme to generate compact coherent long lived magnetic structures that can be used to produce ultrashort-wavelength radiation with existing state-of-the-art laser systems. In particular, we analyze the possibility of making a compact Gamma-ray synchrotron source based on this magnetic mode.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. GoLP/Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear, Instituto Superior Tecnico, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21255280
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1086; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 13. advanced accelerator concepts workshop, Santa Cruz, CA (United States), 27 Jul - 2 Aug 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3080968; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; GAMMA RADIATION; IONIZATION; LASERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PERIODICITY; PLASMA; PULSES; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SIMULATION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION SOURCES; WAVEGUIDES; WAVELENGTHS