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Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(1), 94-106; doi:10.3390/app3010094

Double Relativistic Electron Accelerating Mirror

1,2,* , 2
1 Max Born Institute für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, 12489 Berlin, Max-Born-Straße 2 A, Germany 2 Vavilov State Optical Institute, 193232 St. Petersburg, Birzhevaya line 12, Russia
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Received: 19 November 2012 / Revised: 14 January 2013 / Accepted: 24 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ultraintense Ultrashort Pulse Lasers)
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In the present paper, the possibility of generation of thin dense relativistic electron layers is shown using the analytical and numerical modeling of laser pulse interaction with ultra-thin layers. It was shown that the maximum electron energy can be gained by optimal tuning between the target width, intensity and laser pulse duration. The optimal parameters were obtained from a self-consistent system of Maxwell equations and the equation of motion of electron layer. For thin relativistic electron layers, the gaining of maximum electron energies requires a second additional overdense plasma layer, thus cutting the laser radiation off the plasma screen at the instant of gaining the maximum energy (DREAM-schema).
Keywords: relativistic electron mirror; acceleration; ultra-thin plasma layers; laser relativistic electron mirror; acceleration; ultra-thin plasma layers; laser
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Andreev, A.; Platonov, K.; Sadykova, S. Double Relativistic Electron Accelerating Mirror. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 94-106.

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