Coherent radiation sources based on laser driven plasma waves

D.A. Jaroszynski, B. Ersfeld, M.R. Islam, E. Brunetti, R.P. Shanks, P.A. Grant, M.P. Tooley, D.W. Grant, D. Reboredo Gil, P. Lepipas, G. McKendrick, S. Cipiccia, S.M. Wiggins, G.H. Welsh, G. Vieux, S. Chen, C. Aniculaesei, G.G. Manahan, M-P Anania, A. NobleS.R. Yoffe, G. Raj, A. Subiel, X. Yang, Z.M. Sheng, B. Hidding, R.C. Issac, M-H. Cho, M.S. Hur

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Here we explore ways of converting laser radiation into coherent electromagnetic radiation using laser-driven plasma waves. Several schemes are presented, including colliding laser pulses in magnetized plasma and utilizing ultra-short electron bunches from laser wakefield accelerators to produce intense single-cycle pulses through coherent transition radiation and few-cycle coherent synchrotron radiation in undulators and plasma channels. These sources rely on high current electron bunches with femtosecond durations, which can result in radiation over a broad range of frequencies from 1 to 10^5 THz.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8272-1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2015


  • particle beam bunching
  • plasma devices
  • synchrotron radiation
  • wakefield accelerators
  • colliding laser pulse


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