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Title

Simulation of the relativistic electron dynamics and acceleration in a linearly-chirped laser pulse
Authors

NAJEH M. JISRAWI
Organization: University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department: Department of Applied Physics
BENJAMIN J. GALOW
YOUSEF I. SALAMIN
Organization: American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department: Department of Physics
Journal / Anthology

Laser and Particle Beams
Year: 2015
Volume: 32
Page range: 671680
Description

Theoretical investigations are presented, and their results are discussed, of the laser acceleration of a single electron by a chirped pulse. Fields of the pulse are modeled by simple plane-wave oscillations and a cos2 envelope. The dynamics emerge from analytic and numerical solutions to the relativistic Lorentz-Newton equations of motion of the electron in the fields of the pulse. All simulations have been carried out by independent Mathematica and Python codes, with identical results. Configurations of acceleration from a position of rest as well as from injection, axially and sideways, at initial relativistic speeds are studied.
Subject

*Science > Physics > Nuclear and Particle Physics