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Enhancement of electron acceleration in laser wakefields by a perpendicularly propagating laser beam
Author(s): V. Petrzilka; J. A. Tataronis; L. Krlin
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Paper Abstract

By numerical modeling of the test particle motion of an ensemble of relativistic electrons in a longitudinal laser wakefield, we show in the present contribution that a strong enhancement of electron acceleration and trapping in the wakefield arises in the presence of a perpendicularly propagating transverse laser beam. Ripple of the wakefield amplitude reduces the acceleration enhancement. Effects of phase randomization of the transverse laser field are explored as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425617
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V. Petrzilka, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)
J. A. Tataronis, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
L. Krlin, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter

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