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Laser linac in vacuum: assessment of a high-energy particle accelerator
Author(s): Gerald T. Moore; Erik J. Bochove; Marlan O. Scully
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Paper Abstract

Acceleration of a relativistic electron beam by the longitudinal field component of a focused laser beam is optimal when the laser beam is radially polarized. A variational calculation shows that the electron energy gain in a laser beam of given power cannot greatly exceed that available from a Gaussian beam. Particle trajectories calculated in a radially polarized Gaussian beam indicate that transverse forces focus and recollimate appropriately phased off- axis electrons over the acceleration length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46789
Show Author Affiliations
Gerald T. Moore, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)
Erik J. Bochove, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)
Marlan O. Scully, Univ. of New Mexico and Max-Planck Institut fuer Quantenopti (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1497:
Nonlinear Optics and Materials
Cyrus D. Cantrell; Charles M. Bowden, Editor(s)

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