Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Stern-Gerlach surfing in laser wakefield accele...

Associated organisational units

Electronic data

  • Flood_Burton_PLA_2015

    Rights statement: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license

    Final published version, 631 KB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Stern-Gerlach surfing in laser wakefield accelerators

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>25/09/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters A
Issue number36
Volume379
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)1966-1974
Publication statusPublished
Early online date26/06/15
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We investigate the effects of a Stern-Gerlach-type addition to the Lorentz force on electrons in a laser wakefield accelerator. The Stern-Gerlach-type terms are found to generate a family of trajectories describing electrons that surf along the plasma density wave driven by a laser pulse. Such trajectories could lead to an increase in the size of an electron bunch, which may have implications for attempts to exploit such bunches in future free electron lasers.

Bibliographic note

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license