Stochastic extraction of periodic attosecond bunches from relativistic electron beams

I. Y. Dodin, N. J. Fisch

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Abstract

Intense laser waves can form a time-dependent gate, which transmits or reflects particles depending on their initial phases. When faced by a relativistic electron beam, such a barrier slices it by randomly scattering all but some particles, which nearly conserve their velocity. Subfemtosecond or attosecond periodic electron bunches are then formed downstream and can be used, for example, to generate coherent x rays via Thomson backscattering of the laser light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number234801
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume98
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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