Proposed Source of Sub-picosecond Far Infrared Radiation

  • H. Hamster
  • R. W. Falcone
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 53)

Abstract

We propose that far infrared radiation (FIR) with gigawatt peakpower can be generated from a plasma produced at the focus of a high-intensity, ultra-short laser pulse as a result of the coherent acceleration of electrons through ponderomotive forces. A well defined vacuum-plasma interface will optimize the generated FIR.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Hamster
    • 1
  • R. W. Falcone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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