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Modeling laser-driven electron acceleration using WARP with Fourier decomposition

  • Author(s): Lee, P
  • Audet, TL
  • Lehe, R
  • Vay, JL
  • Maynard, G
  • Cros, B
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. WARP is used with the recent implementation of the Fourier decomposition algorithm to model laser-driven electron acceleration in plasmas. Simulations were carried out to analyze the experimental results obtained on ionization-induced injection in a gas cell. The simulated results are in good agreement with the experimental ones, confirming the ability of the code to take into account the physics of electron injection and reduce calculation time. We present a detailed analysis of the laser propagation, the plasma wave generation and the electron beam dynamics.

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