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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 434–442

Electron acceleration by a tightly focused Hermite–Gaussian beam: higher-order corrections

Zhiguo Zhao, Dangxiao Yang, and Baida Lü  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 434-442 (2008)

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Taking the TEM 1 , 0 -mode Hermite–Gaussian (H–G) beam as a numerical calculation example, and based on the method of the perturbation series expansion, the higher-order field corrections of H–G beams are derived and used to study the electron acceleration by a tightly focused H–G beam in vacuum. For the case of the off-axis injection the field corrections to the terms of order f 3 ( f = 1 k w 0 , k and w 0 being the wavenumber and waist width, respectively) are considered, and for the case of the on-axis injection the contributions of the terms of higher orders are negligible. By a suitable optimization of injection parameters the energy gain in the giga-electron-volt regime can be achieved.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2007
Published: February 29, 2008

Zhiguo Zhao, Dangxiao Yang, and Baida Lü, "Electron acceleration by a tightly focused Hermite-Gaussian beam: higher-order corrections," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 434-442 (2008)

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