A mesoscopic linear accelerator driven by super-intense subpicosecond laser pulses

B. Meerson*, T. Tajima

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Abstract

We reconsider the idea of a solid-state laser-driven linac in view of the latest developments in the creation of super-intense subpicosecond laser pulses and studying their interaction with surfaces. We suggest that by guiding such pulses in a disposable mesoscopic (several hundred nm diameter) hollow metal waveguide it will be possible to avoid deleterious effects of the break- down and provide very high acceleration gradients.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume86
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1991

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