Electron acceleration in vacuum by ultrashort and tightly focused radially polarized laser pulses
Centre d’ optique, photoniqueetlaser, Université Laval, Québec, QC, G1V0A6, Canada
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Exact closed-form solutions to Maxwell’s equations are used to investigate electron acceleration driven by radially polarized laser beams in the nonparaxial and ultra-short pulse regime. Besides allowing for higher energy gains,such beams could generate synchronized counterpropagating electron bunches.
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