Towards attosecond-scale highly directed GeV gamma-ray sources with multipetawatt-class lasers
Journal article, 2017

We consider a possibility of constructing a gamma-ray source based on the multibeam configuration of a multipetawatt laser system which we simulate using a converging dipole wave. It is shown that such a configuration of fields allows the generation of gamma radiation with narrow directivity of about 1 mrad in the form of pulse trains or isolated pulses on the attosecond timescale. The influence of quantum electrodynamic cascade development on the parameters of generated gamma bursts is studied.

gamma radiation

QED cascade

multipetawatt lasers

Author

A. V. Bashinov

Russian Academy of Sciences

E. Efimenko

Russian Academy of Sciences

Arkady Gonoskov

Chalmers, Physics, Theoretical Physics

A. V. Korzhimanov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Lobachevsky University

A. A. Muraviev

Russian Academy of Sciences

Ulf Jordan

Russian Academy of Sciences

A. M. Sergeev

Russian Academy of Sciences

Journal of Optics

2040-8978 (ISSN) 2040-8986 (eISSN)

Vol. 19 11

Subject Categories

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

DOI

10.1088/2040-8986/aa90a7

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4/16/2018