Isolation of coherent synchrotron emission during relativistic laser plasma interactions

B. Dromey, S. G. Rykovanov, C. L.S. Lewis, M. Zepf

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Abstract

Coherent Synchrotron Emission (CSE) from relativistic laser plasmas (Pukhov et al., Plas Phys Control Fusion 52:124039, 2010; Dromey et al., Nat Phys 8:804-808, 2012; Dromey et al., New J Phys 15:015025, 2013) has recently been identified as a unique platform for the generation of coherent extreme ultraviolet (XUV) and X-Ray radiation with clear potential for bright attosecond pulse production. Exploiting this potential requires careful selection of interaction geometry, spectral wavelength range and target characteristics to allow the generation of high fidelity single attosecond pulses. In the laboratory the first step on this road is to study the individual mechanisms driving the emission of coherent extreme ultraviolet and X-Ray radiation during laser solid interactions in isolation. Here we show how interactions can be tailored to permit the unambiguous observation of coherent synchrotron emission (CSE) and the implications of this geometry for the resulting harmonic spectrum over the duration of the interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2014 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsJorge Rocca, Carmen Menoni, Mario Marconi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages121-126
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319195209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2014 - Fort Collins, United States
Duration: 26 May 201430 May 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
Volume169
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Collins
Period26/05/1430/05/14

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