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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2007
  • pp: 90–92

Mono-energetic GeV electrons from ionization in a radially polarized laser beam

Yousef I. Salamin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 90-92 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000090


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Abstract

Fields of a radially polarized laser beam developed recently [Y. I. Salamin, Opt. Lett.31, 2619 (2006)] are employed to show that electrons produced by atomic ionization near the focus may be accelerated to GeV energies. Conditions for producing a mono-energetic and well-collimated electron beam are discussed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2006
Published: December 13, 2006

Citation
Yousef I. Salamin, "Mono-energetic GeV electrons from ionization in a radially polarized laser beam," Opt. Lett. 32, 90-92 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-1-90

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