Parametric injection for monoenergetic electron acceleration

A. Oguchi, A. Zhidkov, Ken'ichi Takano, E. Hotta, K. Nemoto, K. Nakajima

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Electrons are accelerated in the laser wakefield (LWFA). This mechanism has been studied by 2D or 3D Particle In Cell simulation. However, how the electrons are injected in the wakefield is not understood. In this paper, we consider about the process of self -injection and propose new scheme. When plasma electron density modulates, parametric resonance of electron momentum is induced. The parametric resonance depends on laser waist modulation. We carried out 2D PIC simulation with the initial condition decided from resonance condition. Moreover, we analyze experimental result that generated 200-250 MeV monoenergetic electron beam with 400TW intense laser in CAEP in China.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042077
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPart 4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 12
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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