Multimode combined intense laser-induced electron acceleration and violent bunch compression

Wang, P. X.; Tang, Ch. X.; Huang, Sh. J.
April 2003
Applied Physics Letters;4/28/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 17, p2752
Academic Journal
The ponderomotive potential structure of a multimode combined intense laser beam is studied. Using a three-dimensional test particle simulation, the interaction of slow electrons with the combined laser beam in vacuum is investigated. The calculation shows that electrons distributed on a large scale can be accelerated to relativistic energy in vacuum. A violent longitudinal bunch compression phenomenon is also presented and discussed.


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