Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 263–281

Electron bunch acceleration in the wake wave breaking regime

  • S. V. Bulanov
  • M. Yamagiwa
  • T. Zh. Esirkepov
  • D. V. Dylov
  • F. F. Kamenets
  • N. S. Knyazev
  • J. K. Koga
  • M. Kando
  • Y. Ueshima
  • K. Saito
  • D. Wakabayashi
Particle Acceleration in Plasma

DOI: 10.1134/S1063780X06040015

Cite this article as:
Bulanov, S.V., Yamagiwa, M., Esirkepov, T.Z. et al. Plasma Phys. Rep. (2006) 32: 263. doi:10.1134/S1063780X06040015

Abstract

Results are presented from theoretical analysis and 2D PIC simulations of electron acceleration in a breaking wake plasma wave generated by a short intense laser pulse during its interaction with a finite-length underdense plasma layer. The high energy electron energy spectrum and transverse emittance are obtained. It is shown that, for laser pulse lengths above the plasma wake wavelength, the wakefield-accelerated electrons are further accelerated by the electromagnetic wave.

PACS numbers

52.38.Kd 52.40.Mj 41.75.Jv 52.35.Mw 

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. Bulanov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Yamagiwa
    • 1
  • T. Zh. Esirkepov
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. V. Dylov
    • 3
  • F. F. Kamenets
    • 3
  • N. S. Knyazev
    • 3
  • J. K. Koga
    • 1
  • M. Kando
    • 1
  • Y. Ueshima
    • 1
  • K. Saito
    • 1
  • D. Wakabayashi
    • 4
  1. 1.Advanced Photon Research Center, Kansai Research EstablishmentJapan Atomic Energy Research InstituteKizu, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Prokhorov Institute of General PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyĭ, Moscow oblastRussia
  4. 4.Research Organization for Information Science and TechnologyTokai, IbarakiJapan

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