J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 1131 - 1133
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1131-1133

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133230

Energetic electron bunch generation by an intense laser pulse

S. Miyazaki, K. Sakai, S. Hasumi, R. Sonobe, T. Kikuchi and S. Kawata

Graduate School of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Yhotoh 7-1-2, Utsunomiya 321-8585, Japan

In this paper, three-dimensional particle simulation results show a generation of high-energy micro-electron bunch by using an intense short-pulse laser composed of a linear combination of a TEM10 mode and a TEM01 mode in vacuum. The longitudinal electric field of this laser accelerates electrons in the longitudinal direction, and the electron beam size becomes a few micrometers. In this paper we found that this electron bunch has several energy spectrum peaks and the energy spread is smaller than 10% in each spectrum peak. If the laser intensity is enough high, the electron energy is proportional to a0 and the electron energy is not influenced much by the variation of the initial electron energy. The simulation results are compared with the scaling law, and the scaling results coincide well with the simulation results.

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