Proposed Few-optical Cycle Laser-driven ParticleAccelerator Structure

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We describe a transparent dielectric grating accelerator structure that is designed for ultra-short laser pulse operation. The structure is based on the principle of periodic field reversal to achieve phase synchronicity for relativistic particles, however to preserve ultra-short pulse operation it does not resonate the laser field in the vacuum channel. The geometry of the structure appears well suited for application with high average power lasers and high thermal loading. Finally, it shows potential for an unloaded gradient of 10 GeV/m with 10 fsec laser pulses and the possibility to accelerate 10{sup 6} electrons per bunch at an efficiency of ... continued below

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Plettner, T.; Lu, P.; Byer, R.L. & /Stanford U., Ginzton Lab. October 6, 2006.

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We describe a transparent dielectric grating accelerator structure that is designed for ultra-short laser pulse operation. The structure is based on the principle of periodic field reversal to achieve phase synchronicity for relativistic particles, however to preserve ultra-short pulse operation it does not resonate the laser field in the vacuum channel. The geometry of the structure appears well suited for application with high average power lasers and high thermal loading. Finally, it shows potential for an unloaded gradient of 10 GeV/m with 10 fsec laser pulses and the possibility to accelerate 10{sup 6} electrons per bunch at an efficiency of 8%. The fabrication procedure and a proposed near term experiment with this accelerator structure are presented.

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  • Journal Name: Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams

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Plettner, T.; Lu, P.; Byer, R.L. & /Stanford U., Ginzton Lab. Proposed Few-optical Cycle Laser-driven ParticleAccelerator Structure, article, October 6, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874895/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.