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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 7300–7306

Vacuum laser-driven acceleration by Airy beams

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

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 7300-7306 (2010)

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The possibility of enhancing the energy gain in vacuum electron acceleration by Airy beams is examined. The characteristics of transverse acceleration and non-diffraction of Airy beam can lead to the formation of a long “asymmetric field channel” along the propagation axis, where the intense asymmetric field can accelerate the injected electron to higher energy. Meanwhile, the injection energy of electron plays an important role in determining the final energy gain.

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

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2010
Published: March 24, 2010

Jian-Xing Li, Wei-Ping Zang, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Vacuum laser-driven acceleration by Airy beams," Opt. Express 18, 7300-7306 (2010)

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