Applied Physics B

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 238–241

A simple laser linac

  • Marlan O. Scully
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00405747

Cite this article as:
Scully, M.O. Appl. Phys. B (1990) 51: 238. doi:10.1007/BF00405747


When a laser is focused by a lens or mirror array the field acquires a longitudinal component. Under certain conditions this longitudinal laser field could be used to accelerate an injected particle to high energies.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marlan O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingFed. Rep. Germany
  2. 2.Center for Advanced Studies and Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA