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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 648–650

Vacuum electron acceleration driven by two crossed Airy beams

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 648-650 (2011)

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Using numerical simulation, we have studied in detail vacuum electron acceleration driven by two crossed Airy beams with identical characteristics except for opposite accelerating directions. An electron injected along the longitudinal central axis is only affected by the combined longitudinal electric field. In addition, a suitable crossed Airy beams scheme is more beneficial to the energy gain of an electron than the single Airy beam acceleration scheme [ Opt. Lett. 35, 3258 (2010)]. Meanwhile, the cross angle, the injection energy of the electron, and the initial phase of the Airy beams play significant roles in the energy gain of the electron.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2011
Published: February 18, 2011

Jian-Xing Li, Xiao-Long Fan, Wei-Ping Zang, and Jian-Guo Tian, "Vacuum electron acceleration driven by two crossed Airy beams," Opt. Lett. 36, 648-650 (2011)

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