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Guiding of relativistic electron beams in dense matter by laser-driven magnetostatic fields

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Intense lasers interacting with dense targets accelerate relativistic electron beams, which transport part of the laser energy into the target depth. However, the overall laser-to-target energy coupling efficiency is impaired by the large divergence of the electron beam, intrinsic to the laser–plasma interaction. Here we demonstrate that an efficient guiding of MeV electrons with about 30 MA current in solid matter is obtained by imposing a laser-driven longitudinal magnetostatic field of 600...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41467-017-02641-7

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Bailly-Grandvaux, M More by this author
Santos, JJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atomic & Laser Physics
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
ORCID:
0000-0002-4153-0628
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Atomic & Laser Physics
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
ORCID:
0000-0002-4153-0628
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2018-01-09
Acceptance date:
2017-12-15
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pubs id:
pubs:817300
URN:
uri:c59f1f9e-7900-4730-8f82-03cb580da3eb
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uuid:c59f1f9e-7900-4730-8f82-03cb580da3eb
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pubs:817300

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