Manipulating relativistic electrons with lasers
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA ParisTech - CNRS UMR7639 - École Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay - 828 Boulevard des Maréchaux, 91762 Palaiseau Cedex, France and Department of Physics and Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science - Rehovot, 76100, Israel
Received: 15 September 2016
Accepted: 22 September 2016
The motion control of relativistic electrons with lasers allows for an efficient and elegant way to map the space with ultra-intense electric-field components, which, in turn, permits a unique improvement of the electron beam parameters. This perspective addresses the recent laser plasma accelerator experiments related to the phase space engineering of electron beams in a plasma medium performed at LOA.
PACS: 41.75.Jv – Laser-driven acceleration / 52.35.-g – Waves, oscillations, and instabilities in plasmas and intense beams / 52.38.Kd – Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons and ions
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