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Electron Acceleration by Few-Cycle Laser Pulses: Theory and Simulation

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Abstract

In the following, the plasma is treated as an electron fluid, the ions serve only as a fixed neutralizing background. This approximation is justified for all processes on timescales much shorter than the inverse ion–plasma frequency which will be derived below. In order to derive the dispersion relations of a cold collisionless plasma we start from the Maxwell equations

Keywords

Laser Pulse Plasma Wave Wave Breaking Electron Bunch Ponderomotive Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany

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