Hamiltonian formulation of direct laser acceleration in vacuum

M. Eloy, A. Guerreir, J. T. Mendonca, R. Bingham

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Abstract

We present a new formulation for the direct laser acceleration of electrons in vacuum based on the Hamiltonian theory. Two different regimes for the snow-plowed, accelerated electrons are identified and characterized, the first pertaining to high-intensity and the second to low-intensity pulses, both leading to efficient electron acceleration. Particle energy yields are shown to be independent of the exact shape of the laser pulse and energy gains are estimated.
LanguageEnglish
Pages635-647
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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In: Journal of Plasma Physics, Vol. 73, No. 5, 10.2007, p. 635-647.

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