Using numerical simulation, we have studied in detail vacuum electron acceleration induced by an Airy beam. The phase of the field varies slowly, and the intensity of the field is independent of the decaying parameter of the beam in the asymmetric field channel [(AFC) Opt. Express 18, 7300 (2010)] formed by the Airy beam. Results show that an electron entering into the AFC may be captured and gain high energy. Meanwhile, the decaying parameter, injection energy, and injection angle of the electron play important roles in the electron energy gain.
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Original Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2010
Published: September 24, 2010
Jian-Xing Li, Wei-Ping Zang, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Analysis of electron capture acceleration channel in an Airy beam," Opt. Lett. 35, 3258-3260 (2010)