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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Poster Session II (JW4A)

A General Threshold for Laser-Driven Linear Particle Acceleration in Infinite Vacuum

Liang Jie Wong and Franz X. Kaertner  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2012.JW4A.17


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Abstract

We derive a threshold formula for unbounded vacuum acceleration by hypothesizing that this is possible only if the field perturbs the particle relativistically in its initial rest frame. Numerical simulations support our formula and hypothesis.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

Citation
L. J. Wong and F. X. Kaertner, "A General Threshold for Laser-Driven Linear Particle Acceleration in Infinite Vacuum," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.17.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO_SI-2012-JW4A.17


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