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Author Baumann, C. ♦ Pukhov, A. M.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION ♦ ELECTRON EMISSION ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ LASER RADIATION ♦ LASER TARGETS ♦ PLASMA ♦ POLARIZED BEAMS ♦ RELATIVISTIC RANGE ♦ THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS ♦ WAVELENGTHS
Abstract The interaction of a thin plasma foil with two counter propagating circularly polarised Laguerre – Gaussian laser beams of ultra-high intensity is studied using particle-in-cell simulations in a fully three-dimensional geometry. It is found that within the course of the interaction, bunched electron packets are generated from the plasma target. Each packet has a duration of about 830 attoseconds, and adjacent bunches are spatially separated by one laser wavelength. The emitted electron packets move at ultrarelativistic velocities along the axis of laser propagation. (paper)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 47
Issue Number 3


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