Particle acceleration by electromagnetic waves

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Abstract

We consider the symmetry in the interaction of photons and electrons, which has led to a common description of electron and photon accelerations; effects such as photon Landau damping arise naturally from such a treatment. Intense electromagnetic waves can act as a photon mirror to charged particles. The subsequent acceleration is equivalent to the photon pulse accelerating electrons. During the interaction or reflection process, the charged particle can emit bursts of radiation similar to the radiation emitted from the particles during wave breaking of plasma waves.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1749-1756
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume366
Issue number1871
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2008

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particle acceleration
Electromagnetic Wave
Electromagnetic waves
electromagnetic radiation
Photon
Photons
photons
Electron
Charged particles
Electrons
charged particles
Radiation
Wave Breaking
Plasma waves
electron acceleration
Landau damping
radiation
plasma waves
Burst
Interaction

Keywords

  • laser wakefield
  • plasma waves
  • particle accelerators

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In: Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 366, No. 1871, 28.05.2008, p. 1749-1756.

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