publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2015

Longitudinal and transverse cooling of relativistic electron beams in intense laser pulses

Adam Noble; Samuel R. Yoffe;
Open Access
  • Published: 18 May 2015 Journal: New Journal of Physics, volume 17, page 53,025 (eissn: 1367-2630, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
With the emergence in the next few years of a new breed of high power laser facilities, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how interacting with intense laser pulses affects the bulk properties of a relativistic electron beam. A detailed analysis of the radiative cooling of electrons indicates that, classically, equal contributions to the phase space contraction occur in the transverse and longitudinal directions. In the weakly quantum regime, in addition to an overall reduction in beam cooling, this symmetry is broken, leading to significantly less cooling in the longitudinal than the transverse directions. By introducing an efficient new techni...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Physics and Astronomy, QC717, Physics - Plasma Physics, Physics - Accelerator Physics
Funded by
EC| EUCARD-2
Project
EUCARD-2
Enhanced European Coordination for Accelerator Research & Development
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 312453
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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EC| LASERLAB-EUROPE
Project
LASERLAB-EUROPE
The Integrated Initiative of European Laser Research Infrastructures III
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 284464
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA
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