Electron heating and radiation in high aspect ratio sub-micron plasma generated by an ultrafast Bessel pulse within a solid dielectric
FEMTO-ST Institute, Univ. Franche-Comté, CNRS, 15B avenue des Montboucons, 25030, Besançon, France
2 Sorbonne University, Pierre and Marie Curie Campus, 4 place Jussieu, 75252, Paris Cedex 5, France
Accepted: 3 December 2022
Published online: 22 December 2022
When propagating inside dielectrics, an ultrafast Bessel beam creates a high aspect ratio cylinder of plasma with nanometric diameter that extends over several tens of micrometers to centimeters. We analyze the interaction between the intense ultrafast laser pulse and the plasma rod using particle-in-cell simulations. We show that electrons are heated and accelerated up to keV energies via transit acceleration inside the resonance lobes in the vicinity of the critical surface and compute their radiation pattern.
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