Accession Number : ADA268452


Title :   Enhanced Acceleration in a Self-Modulated-Laser Wakefield Accelerator


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Krall, J ; Ting, A ; Esarey, E ; Sprangle, P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268452.pdf


Report Date : 15 Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : A new configuration of the laser wakefield accelerator is proposed in which enhanced acceleration is achieved via resonant self-modulation of the laser pulse. This requires laser power in excess of the critical power for relativistic guiding and a plasma wavelength short compared to the laser pulse- length. Relativistic and density wake effects strongly modulate the laser pulse at the plasma wavelength, resonantly exciting the plasma wave and leading to enhanced acceleration.... Particle acceleration, Laser, Nonlinear plasma waves.


Descriptors :   *LASERS , *PARTICLE ACCELERATORS , *PLASMA WAVES , DENSITY , ACCELERATION , PULSES , CONFIGURATIONS , WAKE , PULSE MODULATION , POWER , RESONANCE , LENGTH , PARTICLES , PULSED LASERS


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Particle Accelerators


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE