Generation of stable ultra-relativistic attosecond electron bunches via the laser wakefield acceleration mechanism

M.J.H. Luttikhof, A.G. Khachatryan, F.A. van Goor, Klaus J. Boller

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Abstract

In recent experiments ultra-relativistic femtosecond electron bunches were generated by a Laser Wakefield Accelerator (LWFA) in different regimes. Here we predict that even attosecond bunches can be generated by an LWFA due to the fast betatron phase mixing within a femtosecond electron bunch. The attosecond bunches are stable outside the LWFA and can propagate in vacuum many tens of centimeter without significant change in their duration. Our calculations show that evidence for the formation of attosecond bunches can be found in the spectrum of coherent betatron radiation from LWFA's.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIthaca, New York
PublisherCornell University
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • IR-72879
  • METIS-258392
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/028514

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Luttikhof, M. J. H. (Author), Khachatryan, A. G. (Author), van Goor, F. A. (Author), & Boller, K. J. (Author). (2009). Generation of stable ultra-relativistic attosecond electron bunches via the laser wakefield acceleration mechanism. Web publication/site, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University. Retrieved from http://arxiv.org/pdf/0906.3372.pdf
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Luttikhof, MJH, Khachatryan, AG, van Goor, FA & Boller, KJ, Generation of stable ultra-relativistic attosecond electron bunches via the laser wakefield acceleration mechanism, 2009, Web publication/site, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Generation of stable ultra-relativistic attosecond electron bunches via the laser wakefield acceleration mechanism. Luttikhof, M.J.H. (Author); Khachatryan, A.G. (Author); van Goor, F.A. (Author); Boller, Klaus J. (Author). 2009. Ithaca, New York : Cornell University.

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