Anticorrelated Emission of High Harmonics and Fast Electron Beams From Plasma Mirrors

Abstract : We report for the first time on the anticorrelated emission of high-order harmonics and energetic electron beams from a solid-density plasma with a sharp vacuum interface-plasma mirror-driven by an intense ultrashort laser pulse. We highlight the key role played by the nanoscale structure of the plasma surface during the interaction by measuring the spatial and spectral properties of harmonics and electron beams emitted by a plasma mirror. We show that the nanoscale behavior of the plasma mirror can be controlled by tuning the scale length of the electron density gradient, which is measured in situ using spatial-domain interferometry.
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Maïmouna Bocoum, Maxence Thévenet, Frederik Böhle, Benoît Beaurepaire, Aline Vernier, et al.. Anticorrelated Emission of High Harmonics and Fast Electron Beams From Plasma Mirrors. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2016, 116 (18), ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.185001⟩. ⟨hal-01398541⟩

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