An Effective-Density Model for Accelerating Fields in Laser-Graphene Interactions

C Bontoiu, O. Apsimon, E. Kukstas, C. Welsch, M. Yadav, Guoxing Xia, J Resta-lópez, Alexandre Bonatto

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With the advancement of high-power UV laser technology, the use of nanostructures for particle acceleration attracts renewed interest due to its possibility of achieving TV/m accelerating gradients in solid state plasmas. Electron acceleration in ionized materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene is currently considered as a potential alternative to the usual laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) schemes. An evaluation of the suitability of a graphene target for LWFA can be carried out using an effective density model, thus replacing the need to model each layer. We present a 2D evaluation of the longitudinal electric field driven by a short UV laser pulse in a multi-layer graphene structure, showing that longitudinal fields of ∼5 TV/m are achievable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2022
Event13th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 12 Jun 202217 Jun 2022


Conference13th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC2022


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