Dielectric laser acceleration of nonrelativistic electrons at a single fused silica grating structure: Experimental part

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Breuer J, Graf R, Apolonski A, Hommelhoff P
Journal: Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 17
Journal issue: 17
Pages range: 021301
ISSN: 1098-4402


Abstract


Recently, our group has demonstrated dielectric laser acceleration of nonrelativistic electrons at a scalable fused silica grating [J. Breuer and P. Hommelhoff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 134803 (2013)]. This represents a demonstration of the inverse Smith-Purcell effect in the optical regime. The third spatial harmonic of the grating, which is excited by Titanium:sapphire laser pulses, synchronously accelerates 28 keV electrons derived from an electron microscope column. We observe a maximum acceleration gradient of 25 MeV/m. Here we present the experimental setup in detail. We describe grating-related issues such as surface charging and alignment as well as damage threshold measurements. A detailed explanation of the detection scheme is given. Furthermore, extensive numerical simulations are discussed, which agree well with the experimental results. © Published by the American Physical Society.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Hommelhoff, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Laserphysik


External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) / Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik


How to cite

APA:
Breuer, J., Graf, R., Apolonski, A., & Hommelhoff, P. (2014). Dielectric laser acceleration of nonrelativistic electrons at a single fused silica grating structure: Experimental part. Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams, 17(17), 021301. https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.17.021301

MLA:
Breuer, John, et al. "Dielectric laser acceleration of nonrelativistic electrons at a single fused silica grating structure: Experimental part." Physical Review Special Topics-Accelerators and Beams 17.17 (2014): 021301.

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