Electron acceleration through spatiotemporal shaping of ultrashort light pulses

  • Darius H. Torchinsky
  • T. Feurer
  • Keith A. Nelson
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 79)

Summary

We report on a novel scheme based on spatiotemporal pulse shaping to accelerate electrons in vacuum to high kinetic energies using the transverse component of the electromagnetic field. Relatively high energies on the order of 100 MeV can be reached with only modest laser intensities (∼ 1015 W/cm2).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Darius H. Torchinsky
    • 1
  • T. Feurer
    • 2
  • Keith A. Nelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMITCambridge
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMITCambridge

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