Production of a keV X-Ray Beam from Synchrotron Radiation in Relativistic Laser-Plasma InteractionDonald Umstadter Publications
Date of this Version9-24-2004
AbstractWe demonstrate that a beam of x-ray radiation can be generated by simply focusing a single high-intensity laser pulse into a gas jet. A millimeter-scale laser-produced plasma creates, accelerates, and wiggles an ultrashort and relativistic electron bunch. As they propagate in the ion channel produced in the wake of the laser pulse, the accelerated electrons undergo betatron oscillations, generating a femtosecond pulse of synchrotron radiation, which has keV energy and lies within a narrow (50 mrad) cone angle.
Citation InformationAntoine Rousse, Kim Ta Phuoc, Rahul Shah, Alexander Pukhov, et al.. "Production of a keV X-Ray Beam from Synchrotron Radiation in Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interaction" (2004)
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