The features of a research program which was developed to investigate the effects of longitudinal electric and magnetic fields on photoelectrons accelerated by relativistic laser fields at the focus of multi-Terrwatt lasers are discussed. It was observed that the transversal-field-based equation underestimates experimental polar angles. The pondormotive force concept breaks down, and the role played by these fields in the motion of the relativistic photoelectrons was attenuated due to a Doppler shift of the laser wave in the electron reference frame. The relative effect of considering longitudinal field components in calculations is to slow relativistic electrons down.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series|
|State||Published - 2003|
|Event||Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO); Postconference Digest - Baltimore, MD, United States|
Duration: Jun 1 2003 → Jun 6 2003
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