Coherent radiation sources based on laser driven plasma waves

Jaroszynski, D.A. et al. (2015) Coherent radiation sources based on laser driven plasma waves. 40th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz waves (IRMMW-THz 2015), Hong Kong, China, 23-28 Aug 2015. pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781479982721

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Here we explore ways of converting laser radiation into coherent electromagnetic radiation using laser-driven plasma waves. Several schemes are presented, including colliding laser pulses in magnetized plasma and utilizing ultra-short electron bunches from laser wakefield accelerators to produce intense single-cycle pulses through coherent transition radiation and few-cycle coherent synchrotron radiation in undulators and plasma channels. These sources rely on high current electron bunches with femtosecond durations, which can result in radiation over a broad range of frequencies from 1 to 105 THz.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Particle beam bunching, plasma devices, plasma production by laser, synchrotron radiation, transition radiation, Wakefield accelerators, wigglers, coherent electromagnetic radiation source, colliding laser pulse, few-cycle coherent synchrotron radiation, frequency 1 THz to 1000000 THz, high current electron bunch, laser driven plasma wave, laser radiation conversion, laser Wakefield accelerator, magnetized plasma channel, single-cycle pulse, transition radiation, ultrashort electron bunch, undulator, Electron beams, Laser beams, Measurement by laser beam, Plasma accelerators, undulators.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shanks, Dr Richard
Authors: Jaroszynski, D.A., Ersfeld, B., Islam, M.R., Brunetti, E., Shanks, R.P., Grant, P.A., Tooley, M.P., Grant, D.W., Gil, D.R., Lepipas, P., McKendrick, G., Cipiccia, S., Wiggins, S.M., Welsh, G.H., Vieux, G., Chen, S., Aniculaesei, C., Manahan, G.G., Anania, M.P., Noble, A., Yoffe, S.R., Raj, G., Subiel, A., Yang, X., Sheng, Z.M., Hidding, B., Issac, R.C., Cho, M.H., and Hur, M.S.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Published Online:12 November 2015
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