Abstract

The dependence of angular distributions of fast electrons generated in the interaction of p-polarized femtosecond laser pulses with foil targets on laser intensities is investigated. A novel fast electron beam along the front target surface is observed for high laser intensity. It is found that the electron acceleration along the target surface is more efficient than those in other directions.

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  1. M. Tabak, J. Hammer, M. E. Glinsky, W. L. Kruer, S.C. Wilks, J. Woodworth, E. M. Campbell, and M. D. Perry, "Ignition and high gain with ultrapowerful lasers," Phys. Plasmas 1, 1626-1634 (1994).
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    [CrossRef]

2007 (1)

T. Nakamura, K. Mima, H. Sakagami, and T. Johzaki, "Electron surface acceleration on a solid capillary target inner wall irradiated with ultraintense laser pulses," Phys. Plasmas 14, 053112-53118 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (5)

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jackel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, T. Esirkepov and K. W. D. Ledingham, "Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets," Nature 439, 445-448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. Y. Ma, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, X. H. Yuan, M. H. Xu, Z. Y. Zheng, W. W. Chang, M. Chen and J. Zheng, "Preplasma effects on the emission directions of energetic electrons in relativistic laser-solid interactions," J. Plasma Phys. 72, 1269-1272 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Y. T. Li, X. H. Yuan, M. H. Xu, Z.Y. Zheng, Z. M. Sheng, M. Chen, Y. Y. Ma, W. X. Liang, Q. Z. Yu, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, Z. H. Wang, Z.Y. Wei, W. Zhao, Z. Jin and J. Zhang, "Observation of a Fast Electron Beam Emitted along the Surface of a Target Irradiated by Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 165003-165006 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, Z. M. Sheng and J. Zhang, "On the angular distribution of fast electrons generated in intense laser interaction with solid targets," Phys. Plasmas 13, 014504-014507 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, Z. M. Sheng, I. Zheng, Y. Y. Ma, M. A. Bari, Y. T. Li and J. Zhang, "Surface electron acceleration in relativistic laser-solid interactions," Optics Express 14, 3093-3098 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

Z. L. Chen, R. Kodama, M. Nakatsutsumi, H. Nakamura, M. Tampo, K. A. Tanaka, Y. Toyama, T. Tsutsumi, and T. Yabuuchi, "Enhancement of energetic electrons and protons by cone guiding of laser light," Phys. Rev. E 71, 36403-36407 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (4)

Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, Z. M. Sheng, J. Zheng, Z. L. Chen, R. Kodama, T. Matsuoka, M. Tampo, K. A. Tanaka, T. Tsutsumi and T. Yabuuchi, "High-energy electrons produced in subpicosecond laser-plasma interactions from subrelativistic laser intensities to relativistic intensities," Phys. Rev. E 69, 36405-36411 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. N. Beg, E. L. Clark, M. S. Wei, A. E. Dangor, R.G. Evans, A. Gopal, K. L. Lancaster, K.W. D. Ledingham, P. McKenna, P. A. Norreys, M. Tatarakis, M. Zepf and K. Krushelnick, "High-Intensity-Laser-Driven Z Pinche," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 95001-95004 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Nakamura, S. Kato, H. Nagatomo and K. Mima, "Surface-Magnetic-Field and Fast-Electron Current-Layer Formation by Ultraintense Laser Irradiation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 265002-265005 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Sentoku, K. Mima, H. Ruhl, Y. Toyama, R. Kodama, T. E. Cowan, "Laser light and hot electron micro focusing using a conical target," Phys. Plasmas 11, 3083-3087 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, Z. M. Sheng, H. Teng, T. J. Liang, X. Y. Peng, X. Lu, Y. J. Li and X. W. Tang, "Spatial Distribution of High-Energy Electron Emission fromWater Plasmas Produced by Femtosecond Laser Pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 165002-165005 (2003).
[CrossRef]

G. Pretzler, F. Brandl, J. Stein, E. Fill and J. Kuba, "High-intensity regime of x-ray generation from relativistic laser plasmas," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3623-3625 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

S. Kato, E. Miura, E. Takahashi, T. Nakamura, T. Kato and Y. Owadano, "Effects of laser wavelength and density scalelength on absorption of ultrashort intense lasers on solid-density targets," J. Plasma Fusion Res. 78, 717-718 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

A. G. Zhidkov, A. Sasaki, I. Fukumoto, T. Tajima, T. Auguste, P. D’Oliveira, S. Hulin, P. Monot, T. Auguste, P. D’Oliveira, S. Hulin, and P. Monot, "Pulse duration effect on the distribution of energetic particles produced by intense femtosecond laser pulses irradiating solids," Phys. Plasmas 8, 3718-3723 (2001).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Chen, J. Zhang, Y. T. Li, H. Teng, T. J. Liang, Z. M. Sheng, Q. L. Dong, L. Z. Zhao, Z.Y. Wei, and X.W. Tang, "Effects of Laser Polarization on Jet Emission of Fast Electrons in Femtosecond-Laser Plasmas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 225001-225004 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

S. Bastiani, P. Audebert, J. P. Geindre, Th. Schlegel, J. C. Gauthier, C. Quoix, G. Hamoniaux, G. Grillon, and A. Antonetti, "Hot-electron distribution functions in a subpicosecond laser interaction with solid targets of varying initial gradient scale lengths," Phys. Rev. E 60, 3439-3452 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

S. C. Wiks and W. L. Kruer, "Ultra-intense laser light by solids and overdense plasmas," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE33, 1954-1968 (1997).

1994 (1)

M. Tabak, J. Hammer, M. E. Glinsky, W. L. Kruer, S.C. Wilks, J. Woodworth, E. M. Campbell, and M. D. Perry, "Ignition and high gain with ultrapowerful lasers," Phys. Plasmas 1, 1626-1634 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

F. Brunel, "Not-so-resonant, resonant absorption," Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 52-55 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

W. L. Kruer and Estabrook, "J×B heating by very intense laser," Phys. Fluids. 28, 430-432 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. Pretzler, F. Brandl, J. Stein, E. Fill and J. Kuba, "High-intensity regime of x-ray generation from relativistic laser plasmas," Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3623-3625 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. C. Wiks and W. L. Kruer, "Ultra-intense laser light by solids and overdense plasmas," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE33, 1954-1968 (1997).

J. Plasma Fusion Res. (1)

S. Kato, E. Miura, E. Takahashi, T. Nakamura, T. Kato and Y. Owadano, "Effects of laser wavelength and density scalelength on absorption of ultrashort intense lasers on solid-density targets," J. Plasma Fusion Res. 78, 717-718 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Plasma Phys. (1)

Y. Y. Ma, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, X. H. Yuan, M. H. Xu, Z. Y. Zheng, W. W. Chang, M. Chen and J. Zheng, "Preplasma effects on the emission directions of energetic electrons in relativistic laser-solid interactions," J. Plasma Phys. 72, 1269-1272 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jackel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, T. Esirkepov and K. W. D. Ledingham, "Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets," Nature 439, 445-448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Optics Express (1)

M. Chen, Z. M. Sheng, I. Zheng, Y. Y. Ma, M. A. Bari, Y. T. Li and J. Zhang, "Surface electron acceleration in relativistic laser-solid interactions," Optics Express 14, 3093-3098 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Fluids. (1)

W. L. Kruer and Estabrook, "J×B heating by very intense laser," Phys. Fluids. 28, 430-432 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Plasmas (5)

Y. Sentoku, K. Mima, H. Ruhl, Y. Toyama, R. Kodama, T. E. Cowan, "Laser light and hot electron micro focusing using a conical target," Phys. Plasmas 11, 3083-3087 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Zhidkov, A. Sasaki, I. Fukumoto, T. Tajima, T. Auguste, P. D’Oliveira, S. Hulin, P. Monot, T. Auguste, P. D’Oliveira, S. Hulin, and P. Monot, "Pulse duration effect on the distribution of energetic particles produced by intense femtosecond laser pulses irradiating solids," Phys. Plasmas 8, 3718-3723 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Tabak, J. Hammer, M. E. Glinsky, W. L. Kruer, S.C. Wilks, J. Woodworth, E. M. Campbell, and M. D. Perry, "Ignition and high gain with ultrapowerful lasers," Phys. Plasmas 1, 1626-1634 (1994).
[CrossRef]

T. Nakamura, K. Mima, H. Sakagami, and T. Johzaki, "Electron surface acceleration on a solid capillary target inner wall irradiated with ultraintense laser pulses," Phys. Plasmas 14, 053112-53118 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, Z. M. Sheng and J. Zhang, "On the angular distribution of fast electrons generated in intense laser interaction with solid targets," Phys. Plasmas 13, 014504-014507 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (3)

S. Bastiani, P. Audebert, J. P. Geindre, Th. Schlegel, J. C. Gauthier, C. Quoix, G. Hamoniaux, G. Grillon, and A. Antonetti, "Hot-electron distribution functions in a subpicosecond laser interaction with solid targets of varying initial gradient scale lengths," Phys. Rev. E 60, 3439-3452 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Z. L. Chen, R. Kodama, M. Nakatsutsumi, H. Nakamura, M. Tampo, K. A. Tanaka, Y. Toyama, T. Tsutsumi, and T. Yabuuchi, "Enhancement of energetic electrons and protons by cone guiding of laser light," Phys. Rev. E 71, 36403-36407 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, Z. M. Sheng, J. Zheng, Z. L. Chen, R. Kodama, T. Matsuoka, M. Tampo, K. A. Tanaka, T. Tsutsumi and T. Yabuuchi, "High-energy electrons produced in subpicosecond laser-plasma interactions from subrelativistic laser intensities to relativistic intensities," Phys. Rev. E 69, 36405-36411 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (6)

F. N. Beg, E. L. Clark, M. S. Wei, A. E. Dangor, R.G. Evans, A. Gopal, K. L. Lancaster, K.W. D. Ledingham, P. McKenna, P. A. Norreys, M. Tatarakis, M. Zepf and K. Krushelnick, "High-Intensity-Laser-Driven Z Pinche," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 95001-95004 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. T. Li, J. Zhang, Z. M. Sheng, H. Teng, T. J. Liang, X. Y. Peng, X. Lu, Y. J. Li and X. W. Tang, "Spatial Distribution of High-Energy Electron Emission fromWater Plasmas Produced by Femtosecond Laser Pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 165002-165005 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Chen, J. Zhang, Y. T. Li, H. Teng, T. J. Liang, Z. M. Sheng, Q. L. Dong, L. Z. Zhao, Z.Y. Wei, and X.W. Tang, "Effects of Laser Polarization on Jet Emission of Fast Electrons in Femtosecond-Laser Plasmas," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 225001-225004 (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunel, "Not-so-resonant, resonant absorption," Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 52-55 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Y. T. Li, X. H. Yuan, M. H. Xu, Z.Y. Zheng, Z. M. Sheng, M. Chen, Y. Y. Ma, W. X. Liang, Q. Z. Yu, Y. Zhang, F. Liu, Z. H. Wang, Z.Y. Wei, W. Zhao, Z. Jin and J. Zhang, "Observation of a Fast Electron Beam Emitted along the Surface of a Target Irradiated by Intense Femtosecond Laser Pulses," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 165003-165006 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Nakamura, S. Kato, H. Nagatomo and K. Mima, "Surface-Magnetic-Field and Fast-Electron Current-Layer Formation by Ultraintense Laser Irradiation," Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 265002-265005 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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