Abstract

A source of terhertz (THz) radiation based on the free-electron laser, where a plasma wave plays the role of undulator, is theoretically studied. This scheme can generate coherent photons in the range of 0.1–10 THz. The feasible physical parameters in laboratories are estimated.

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2012 (1)

S. Son and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 19, 063102 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2010 (1)

S. Son, S. Kue, and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 17, 114506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (2)

V. L. Bratman, Yu. L. Kalynov, and V. N. Manuilov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Tonouchi, Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 90 (2009).

2008 (2)

J. H. Booske, Phys. Plasmas 15, 055502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yu. Glyavin, A. G. Luchinin, and G. Yu. Golubiatnikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 015101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

P. H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. 52, 2438 (2004).

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. 50, 910 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

C. B. Schroeder, C. Pellegrini, and P. Chen, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056502 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

P. Sprangle, A. Ting, E. Esarey, and A. Fisher, J. Appl. Phys. 72, 5032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

J. C. Gallardo, R. C. Fernow, R. Palmer, and C. Pellegrini, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1557 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

C. J. McKinstrie and A. Simon, Phys. Fluids 29, 1959 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

W. B. Colson, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 237, 1 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Bane, K.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bolivar, P. H.

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Booske, J. H.

J. H. Booske, Phys. Plasmas 15, 055502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bosserhoff, A.

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bratman, V. L.

V. L. Bratman, Yu. L. Kalynov, and V. N. Manuilov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brucherseifer, M.

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Buttner, R.

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Capasso, F.

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chen, P.

C. B. Schroeder, C. Pellegrini, and P. Chen, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056502 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cho, A. Y.

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Colson, W. B.

W. B. Colson, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 237, 1 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Cornacchia, M.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Emma, P.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Esarey, E.

P. Sprangle, A. Ting, E. Esarey, and A. Fisher, J. Appl. Phys. 72, 5032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Faist, J.

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Fernow, R. C.

J. C. Gallardo, R. C. Fernow, R. Palmer, and C. Pellegrini, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1557 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Fisher, A.

P. Sprangle, A. Ting, E. Esarey, and A. Fisher, J. Appl. Phys. 72, 5032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gallardo, J. C.

J. C. Gallardo, R. C. Fernow, R. Palmer, and C. Pellegrini, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1557 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Glyavin, M. Yu.

M. Yu. Glyavin, A. G. Luchinin, and G. Yu. Golubiatnikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 015101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Golubiatnikov, G. Yu.

M. Yu. Glyavin, A. G. Luchinin, and G. Yu. Golubiatnikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 015101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Huang, Z.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hutchinson, A. L.

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kalynov, Yu. L.

V. L. Bratman, Yu. L. Kalynov, and V. N. Manuilov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kue, S.

S. Son, S. Kue, and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 17, 114506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kurz, H.

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Luchinin, A. G.

M. Yu. Glyavin, A. G. Luchinin, and G. Yu. Golubiatnikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 015101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Manuilov, V. N.

V. L. Bratman, Yu. L. Kalynov, and V. N. Manuilov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

McKinstrie, C. J.

C. J. McKinstrie and A. Simon, Phys. Fluids 29, 1959 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Moon, S. J.

S. Son and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 19, 063102 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Son, S. Kue, and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 17, 114506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nagel, M.

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Palmer, R.

J. C. Gallardo, R. C. Fernow, R. Palmer, and C. Pellegrini, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1557 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pellegrini, C.

C. B. Schroeder, C. Pellegrini, and P. Chen, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056502 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Gallardo, R. C. Fernow, R. Palmer, and C. Pellegrini, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1557 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Schlarb, H.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Schroeder, C. B.

C. B. Schroeder, C. Pellegrini, and P. Chen, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056502 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Siegel, P. H.

P. H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. 52, 2438 (2004).

P. H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. 50, 910 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Simon, A.

C. J. McKinstrie and A. Simon, Phys. Fluids 29, 1959 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Sirtori, C.

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Sivco, D. L.

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Son, S.

S. Son and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 19, 063102 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Son, S. Kue, and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 17, 114506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sprangle, P.

P. Sprangle, A. Ting, E. Esarey, and A. Fisher, J. Appl. Phys. 72, 5032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Stix, T. H.

T. H. Stix, The Theory of Plasma Waves (McGraw-Hill, 1962).

Stupakov, G.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ting, A.

P. Sprangle, A. Ting, E. Esarey, and A. Fisher, J. Appl. Phys. 72, 5032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tonouchi, M.

M. Tonouchi, Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 90 (2009).

Walz, D.

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Nagel, P. H. Bolivar, M. Brucherseifer, H. Kurz, A. Bosserhoff, and R. Buttner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 154 (2002).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. C. Gallardo, R. C. Fernow, R. Palmer, and C. Pellegrini, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1557 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. (2)

P. H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. 50, 910 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theor. Tech. 52, 2438 (2004).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

P. Sprangle, A. Ting, E. Esarey, and A. Fisher, J. Appl. Phys. 72, 5032 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A (1)

W. B. Colson, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 237, 1 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Fluids (1)

C. J. McKinstrie and A. Simon, Phys. Fluids 29, 1959 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Plasmas (3)

S. Son and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 19, 063102 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. H. Booske, Phys. Plasmas 15, 055502 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Son, S. Kue, and S. J. Moon, Phys. Plasmas 17, 114506 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

C. B. Schroeder, C. Pellegrini, and P. Chen, Phys. Rev. E 64, 056502 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

P. Emma, K. Bane, M. Cornacchia, Z. Huang, H. Schlarb, G. Stupakov, and D. Walz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 074801 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. L. Bratman, Yu. L. Kalynov, and V. N. Manuilov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Yu. Glyavin, A. G. Luchinin, and G. Yu. Golubiatnikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 015101 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

J. Faist, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, C. Sirtori, A. L. Hutchinson, and A. Y. Cho, Science 264, 553 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Terahertz Sci. Technol. (1)

M. Tonouchi, Terahertz Sci. Technol. 2, 90 (2009).

Other (1)

T. H. Stix, The Theory of Plasma Waves (McGraw-Hill, 1962).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram: an electron beam enters into a plasma in a skewed direction to a Langmuir wave excited by a pair of intense lasers via the forward Raman scattering (FRS). The interaction between the electron beam and the Langmuir wave results in THz radiation.

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(t+vgx+ν)L=i2A1A2*,
medγ(v)vdt=e[E+vc×B],
vz(1)=Vzσ(v0)sin(kxx+kzz+ωpet),vx(1)=Vxsin(kxx+kzz+ωpet),vy(1)=0,
dvz(2)dt=σ(v0)eETγ0mcckTvx(1)ωE&Msin(kTzωE&Mt),dvx(2)dt=eETγ0mckTvz(1)ωE&Msin(kTzωE&Mt).
dvz(2)dt=σ(v0)ckTωE&MVxceETγ0me×sin(ϕ0(x)+(kz+kT)z+(ωpeωE&M)t),
ωE&M(kT)kTv0=ωpe+kzv0.
γiET24π=dElossdtnemeγ032(dδ(vz(2))2dt),
γi=[γ0π2(σ(v)Vxc)2(ckTωE&M)2ωbpe2q2(fev)ω/q]ω,
fe(vz)=12πvteexp((vzvb)22vte2),
γmaxi=[γ0π2(σ(v)Vxc)2(ckTωE&M)2ωbpe2q2exp(1/2)2πvte2]ω.

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