Controlled wake field acceleration via laser pulse shaping

  title={Controlled wake field acceleration via laser pulse shaping},
  author={Sergei Vladimirovich Bulanov and Timur Zh Esirkepov and Natalia M. Naumova and F. Pegoraro and Igor V. Pogorelsky and Alexander Pukhov},
We consider the interaction of high-intensity laser pulses with underdense plasmas and address the problem of the excitation of strong and stable wake plasma waves with regular electric fields to provide effective acceleration of charged particles over appreciably long distances. It is known that a relativistically strong laser pulse longer than the wavelength of plasma waves, propagating in a plasma is subject to self-modulation. This may result in a nonstationary behavior of the produced… CONTINUE READING