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Title: Vacuum electron acceleration by using two variable frequency laser pulses

A method is proposed for producing a relativistic electron bunch in vacuum via direct acceleration by using two frequency-chirped laser pulses. We consider the linearly polarized frequency-chiped Hermit-Gaussian 0, 0 mode lasers with linear chirp in which the local frequency varies linearly in time and space. Electron motion is investigated through a numerical simulation using a three-dimensional particle trajectory code in which the relativistic Newton's equations of motion with corresponding Lorentz force are solved. Two oblique laser pulses with proper chirp parameters and propagation angles are used for the electron acceleration along the z-axis. In this way, an electron initially at rest located at the origin could achieve high energy, γ=319 with the scattering angle of 1.02{sup ∘} with respect to the z-axis. Moreover, the acceleration of an electron in different initial positions on each coordinate axis is investigated. It was found that this mechanism has the capability of producing high energy electron microbunches with low scattering angles. The energy gain of an electron initially located at some regions on each axis could be greatly enhanced compared to the single pulse acceleration. Furthermore, the scattering angle will be lowered compared to the acceleration by using laser pulses propagating along themore » z-axis.« less
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology, 15875-4413 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22218372
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; BEAM BUNCHING; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; GAIN; LASER RADIATION; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; LORENTZ FORCE; MODULATION; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; PLASMA SIMULATION; RELATIVISTIC PLASMA; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS