Sub-femtosecond electron sheets from a Laguerre-Gaussian laser interaction with micro-droplets

Li-Xiang Hu, Tong-Pu Yu, Paul McKenna, Fu-Qiu Shao

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An all-optical scheme for generation and acceleration of relativistic electron sheets is proposed. When an intense Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) laser pulse sweeps microdroplets, annular sub-femtosecond electron bunches with one laser wavelength spacing are dragged out by the radial component of laser electric fields, and then efficiently accelerated by the longitudinal electric fields. Once fleeing from the droplet, these bunches are squeezed into dense sheets and trapped by the potential well of the transverse ponderomotive force, which can stably propagate for several hundred femtoseconds and are potential for applications in short x/γ-ray radiation sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference Laser Optics (ICLO)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781538636114
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2018
EventInternational Conference on Laser-Optics 2018 - Holiday Inn St. Petersburg Moskovskye Vorota , St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 Jun 20188 Jun 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Laser-Optics 2018
Abbreviated titleICLO 2018
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg


  • laser modes
  • plasmas
  • laser theory
  • sub-femtosecon electron sheets
  • novel radiation source
  • high power laser


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