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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 7, 2008
  • pp: 81–86

Effective fast electron acceleration along the target surface

X. H. Yuan, Y.T Li, M. H. Xu, Z. Y. Zheng, Q. Z. Yu, W. X. Liang, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, Jens Bernhardt, S. J. Wang, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, Z. Y. Wei, W. Zhao, and J. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 81-86 (2008)

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The dependence of angular distributions of fast electrons generated in the interaction of p-polarized femtosecond laser pulses with foil targets on laser intensities is investigated. A novel fast electron beam along the front target surface is observed for high laser intensity. It is found that the electron acceleration along the target surface is more efficient than those in other directions.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2007
Published: January 2, 2008

X. H. Yuan, Y. T. Li, M. H. Xu, Z. Y. Zheng, Q. Z. Yu, W. X. Liang, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, Jens Bernhardt, S. J. Wang, Z. H. Wang, W. J. Ling, Z. Y. Wei, W. Zhao, and J. Zhang, "Effective fast electron acceleration along the target surface," Opt. Express 16, 81-86 (2008)

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