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Production of MeV electrons in a gas-jet target
Author(s): Kazuyoshi Koyama; Naoaki Saito; Mitsumori Tanimoto
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Paper Abstract

High-energy electrons above 1 MeV are observed from underdense plasmas produced by high power and short laser pulses. The emission of the high-energy electrons seems to have a correlation with an appearance of a complex filamentary structure along the axis of the laser beam. The obtained dependence of the electron energy on the laser power of p(0.7-1.4) and on the gas density of Pgas(1.8-2.3) suggests the presence of the stochastic heating of the electrons.

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Date Published: 11 January 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375094
Show Author Affiliations
Kazuyoshi Koyama, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Naoaki Saito, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)
Mitsumori Tanimoto, Electrotechnical Lab. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3886:
High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering
Kunioki Mima; Gerald L. Kulcinski; William J. Hogan, Editor(s)

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