Electron acceleration in stimulated Compton scattering
Abstract
A method for laser acceleration of electrons is proposed. Two intense electromagnetic waves of approximately equal frequencies are propagating in directions which are close to each other and also close to the direction in which the electrons are moving. The relationship among the frequencies and the geometry, the average energy acquired by the electrons, the distance over which there is a significant acceleration, and the distance over which saturation occurs are all determined. Ways to optimize the method are discussed. Estimates indicate that this method holds promise for accelerating electrons.
 Publication:

ZhETF Pisma Redaktsiiu
 Pub Date:
 July 1986
 Bibcode:
 1986ZhPmR..44...61A
 Keywords:

 Compton Effect;
 Electron Acceleration;
 Electron Scattering;
 Free Electron Lasers;
 Inverse Scattering;
 Electromagnetic Interactions;
 Energy Conversion Efficiency;
 Lasers and Masers