Surface plasmon enhanced electron acceleration with few-cycle laser pulses

P. Dombi, P. Rcz, B. Bdi

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Surface plasmon enhanced electron acceleration is a recently discovered efficient particle acceleration phenomenon in the nanoscale-confined field of surface electromagnetic waves. For the generation and spatial/spectral control of keV-energy electrons generated, this way few-cycle laser pulses can be utilized particularly well. We present numerical results based on a simple model of this phenomenon analogous to the three-step model of high harmonic generation. We identify those parameter regimes where the emitted electron beam is highly directional and monoenergetic opening the door to novel ultrafast applications and methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-296
Number of pages6
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009



  • Electron acceleration
  • Few-cycle pulses
  • Surface plasmons
  • Ultrafast phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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