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dc.contributor.advisorColson, William B.
dc.contributor.authorVigil, Ricardo
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:11:00Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:11:00Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44024
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1979,W. B. Colson and S. K. Ride proposed a new kind of electron accelerator using a uniform magnetic field in combination with a circularly-polarized laser field. A key concept is to couple the oscillating electric field to the electron’s motion so that acceleration is sustained. This dissertation investigates the performance of the proposed laser accelerator using modern high powered lasers and mag-netic fields that are significantly improved over the values in the original analysis. The relativistic equations of motion for the electron are solved analytically and for the first time numerically for more general results than previously reported. Realistic beam effects are investigated to determine the constraints on initial electron energy, injection angle, and phase to achieve optimal performance. This analysis indicates that the selection of an electron’s initial conditions are not as stringent as previously thought. Simulations indicate a university scale system can achieve electron energy gain of over one GeV in a meter.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/laserccelerator1094544024
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleLaser acceleratoren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorlaseren_US
dc.subject.authoracceleratoren_US
dc.subject.authordoppler-shifted lighten_US
dc.subject.authorautoresonanceen_US
dc.subject.authorresonanceen_US
dc.subject.authormagnetic fielden_US
dc.subject.authorLorentz force lawen_US
dc.subject.authorrelativistic cyclotron frequencyen_US
dc.subject.authorlaser gainen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameDoctor Of Philosophy In Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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