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Electron Acceleration by a Laser Wakefield in a Relativistically Self-Guided Channel
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • R. Wagner, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Shouyuan Chen, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Anatoly Maksimchuk, University of Michigan
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version

Published by American Physical Society. Physical Review Letters vol.78, no.16; 21 April 1997; p.3125-8. Copyright © 1997 American Physical Society. Permission to use.

Acceleration of electrons to relativistic energies by a multidimensional self-modulated laser wakefield is discussed. Above a power threshold, a relativistically self-guided channel from an intense ultrashort laser pulse (l∼4×1018 W/cm2, λ = 1 μm, τ = 400 fs) was found to increase the laser propagation distance, decrease the electron beam divergence, and increase the energy of the electrons. These electron beam effects occurred even though the propagation distance became significantly longer than the conventional dephasing length.
Citation Information
R. Wagner, Shouyuan Chen, Anatoly Maksimchuk and Donald P. Umstadter. "Electron Acceleration by a Laser Wakefield in a Relativistically Self-Guided Channel" (1997)
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