Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors

F.Y. Li, Z.M. Sheng, M. Chen, H. C. Wu, Y. Liu, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, W. B. Mori, J. Zhang

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Abstract

A new parameter regime of laser wakefield acceleration driven by sub-petawatt femotsecond lasers is proposed, which enables the generation of relativistic electron mirrors further accelerated by the plasma wave. Integrated particle-in-cell simulation including the mirror formation and Thomson scattering demonstrates that efficient coherent backscattering up to keV photon energy can be obtained with moderate driver laser intensities and high density gas targets.
LanguageEnglish
Article number161102
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume105
Issue number16
Early online date20 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2014

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Keywords

  • laser wakefield acceleration
  • plasma waves
  • backscattering

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Li, F. Y., Sheng, Z. M., Chen, M., C. Wu, H., Liu, Y., Meyer-ter-Vehn, J., ... Zhang, J. (2014). Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors. Applied Physics Letters, 105(16), [161102].
Li, F.Y. ; Sheng, Z.M. ; Chen, M. ; C. Wu, H. ; Liu, Y. ; Meyer-ter-Vehn, J. ; B. Mori, W. ; Zhang, J. / Coherent kilo-electron-volt backscattering from plasma-wave boosted relativistic electron mirrors. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 105, No. 16.
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In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 105, No. 16, 161102, 20.10.2014.

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