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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11850–11859

Acceleration of electrons by a tightly focused intense laser beam

Jian-Xing Li, Wei-Ping Zang, Ya-Dong Li, and Jian-Guo Tian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11850-11859 (2009)

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The recent proposal to use Weinger transformation field (WTF) [Opt. Express 17, 4959-4969 (2009)] for describing tightly focused laser beams is investigated here in detail. In order to validate the accuracy of WTF, we derive the numerical field (NF) from the plane wave spectrum method. WTF is compared with NF and Lax series field (LSF). Results show that LSF is accurate close to the beam axis and divergent far from the beam axis, and WTF is always accurate. Moreover, electron dynamics in a tightly focused intense laser beam are simulated by LSF, WTF and NF, respectively. The results obtained by WTF are shown to be accurate.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2009
Published: June 29, 2009

Jian-Xing Li, Wei-Ping Zang, Ya-Dong Li, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Acceleration of electrons by a tightly focused intense laser beam," Opt. Express 17, 11850-11859 (2009)

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