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Author Stupakov, G. V. ♦ Zolotorev, M. S.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ACCELERATION ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ EQUATIONS OF MOTION ♦ FOCUSING ♦ LASERS ♦ PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE
Abstract A novel approach for the generation of ultrabright attosecond electron bunches is proposed, based on acceleration in vacuum, by a short laser pulse. The laser-pulse profile is tailored such that the electrons are both focused and accelerated by the ponderomotive force of the light. Using time-averaged equations of motion, analytical criteria for optimal regime of acceleration are found. It is shown that for realistic laser parameters, a beam with up to 10{sup 6} particles and normalized transverse and longitudinal emittances {lt}10{sup {minus}8} m can be produced.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-06-04
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 86
Issue Number 23


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