Abstract

We propose a novel scheme to generate ultra-bright ultra-short γ-ray flashes and high-energy-density attosecond positron bunches by using multi-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations with quantum electrodynamics effects incorporated. By irradiating a 10 PW laser pulse with an intensity of 1023 W/cm2 onto a micro-wire target, surface electrons are dragged-out of the micro-wire and are effectively accelerated to several GeV energies by the laser ponderomotive force, forming relativistic attosecond electron bunches. When these electrons interact with the probe pulse from the other side, ultra-short γ-ray flashes are emitted with an ultra-high peak brightness of 1.8 × 1024 photons s−1mm−2mrad−2 per 0.1%BW at 24 MeV. These photons propagate with a low divergence and collide with the probe pulse, triggering the Breit-Wheeler process. Dense attosecond ee+ pair bunches are produced with the positron energy density as high as 1017 J/m3 and number of 109. Such ultra-bright ultra-short γ-ray flashes and secondary positron beams may have potential applications in fundamental physics, high-energy-density physics, applied science and laboratory astrophysics.

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2017 (1)

M. Lobet, X. Mathieu, E. D’Humières, and L. Gremillet, “Generation of high-energy electron-positron beams in the collision of a laser-accelerated electron beam and a multi-petawatt laser,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 20, 043401 (2017).
[Crossref]

2016 (4)

J. X. Liu, Y. Y. Ma, T. P. Yu, J. Zhao, X. H. Yang, L. F. Gan, G. B. Zhang, Y. Zhao, S. J. Zhang, J. J. Liu, H. B. Zhuo, F. Q. Shao, and S. Kawata, “Enhanced electron-positron pair production by ultra intense laser irradiating a compound target,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 58, 125007 (2016).
[Crossref]

J. J. Liu, T. P. Yu, Y. Yin, X. L. Zhu, and F. Q. Shao, “All-optical bright γ-rays and dense positron source by laser driven plasmas-filled cone,” Opt. Express 24(14), 15978–15986 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. X. Hu, T. P. Yu, F. Q. Shao, W. Luo, and Y. Yin, “A bright attosecond x-ray pulse train generation in a double-laser-driven cone target,” J. Appl. Phys. 119, 509–513 (2016).
[Crossref]

X. L. Zhu, T. P. Yu, Z. M. Sheng, Y. Yin, I. C. E. Turcu, and A. Pukhov, “Dense GeV electron-positron pairs generated by lasers in near-critical-density plasmas,” Nat. Commun. 7, 13686 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2015 (6)

C. A. Ur, “Gamma beam system at ELI-NP,” AIP Conference Proceedings 1645, 237 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. L. Wu, J. H. Chen, B. Liu, D. Wang, and Z. T. Zhao, “Proposal for a high brightness γ-ray source at SXFEL,” Nucl. Sci. Tech. 26, 050103 (2015).

X. L. Zhu, Y. Yin, T. P. Yu, F. Q. Shao, Z. Y. Ge, W. Q. Wang, and J. J. Liu, “Enhanced electron trapping and γ ray emission by ultra-intense laser irradiating a near-critical-density plasma filled gold cone,” New J. Phys. 17(5), 053039 (2015).
[Crossref]

W. Luo, Y. B. Zhu, H. B. Zhuo, Y. Y. Ma, Y. M. Song, Z. C. Zhu, X. D. Wang, X. H. Li, I. C. E. Turcu, and M. Chen, “Dense electron-positron plasmas and gamma-ray bursts generation by counter-propagating quantum electrodynamics-strong laser interaction with solid targets,” Phys. Plasmas 22(6), 063112 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. X. Chang, B. Qiao, Z. Xu, X. R. Xu, C. T. Zhou, X. Q. Yan, S. Z. Wu, M. Borghesi, M. Zepf, and X. T. He, “Generation of overdense and high-energy electron-positron-pair plasmas by irradiation of a thin foil with two ultraintense lasers,” Phys. Rev. E 92(5), 053107 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. V. Bulanov, T. Zh. Esirkepov, M. Kando, J. Koga, K. Kondo, and G. Korn, “On the problems of relativistic laboratory astrophysics and fundamental physics with super powerful lasers,” Plasma Phys. Rep. 41(1), 1–51 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (5)

T. G. Blackburn, C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, and A. R. Bell, “Quantum radiation reaction in laser-electron-beam collisions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 015001 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, R. Duclous, T. G. Blackburn, C. S. Brady, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, and A. R. Bell, “Modelling gamma-ray photon emission and pair production in high-intensity laser-matter interactions,” J. Comput. Phys. 260, 273–285 (2014).
[Crossref]

L. L. Ji, A. Pukhov, I. Y. Kostyukov, B. F. Shen, and K. Akli, “Radiation-reaction trapping of electrons in extreme laser fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 145003 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. P. Yu, Z. M. Sheng, Y. Yin, H. B. Zhuo, Y. Y. Ma, F. Q. Shao, and A. Pukhov, “Dynamics of laser mass-limited foil interaction at ultra-high laser intensities,” Phys. Plasmas 21, 053105 (2014).
[Crossref]

G. Sarri, D. J. Corvan, W. Schumaker, J. M. Cole, A. Di Piazza, and M. Zepf, “Ultrahigh brilliance multi-MeV γ-ray beams from nonlinear relativistic Thomson scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 224801 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (1)

K. Ta Phuoc, S. Corde, C. Thaury, V. Malka, A. Tafzi, J. P. Goddet, R. C. Shah, S. Sebban, and A. Rousse, “All-optical compton gamma-ray source,” Nat. Photonics 6, 308–311 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (2)

K. Krajewska and J. Z. Kamiski, “Compton process in intense short laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 85, 13582–13591 (2012).
[Crossref]

C. P. Ridgers, C. S. Brady, R. Duclous, J. G. Kirk, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, A. P. L. Robinson, and A. R. Bell, “Dense electron-positron plasmas and ultraintense γ-rays from laser-irradiated solids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 165006 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

C. Sun and Y. K. Wu, “Theoretical and simulation studies of characteristics of a Compton light source,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 14(4), 044701 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (4)

I. V. Sokolov, J. A. Nees, V. P. Yanovsky, N. M. Naumova, and G. A. Mourou, “Emission and its back-reaction accompanying electron motion in relativistically string and QED-strong pulsed laser field,” Phys. Rev. E. Stat. Nonlin. Soft. Matter. Phys. 81(2), 036412 (2010).
[Crossref]

W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, L. M. Chen, S. Kawata, and J. Zhang, “Monoenergetic electron bunches generated from thin solid foils irradiated by ultrashort, ultraintense circularly polarized lasers,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 13, 071301 (2010).
[Crossref]

R. Ruffini, G. Vereshchagin, and S. S. Xue, “Electron-positron pairs in physics and astrophysics: from heavy nuclei to black holes,” Phys. Rep. 487(1–4), 1–140 (2010).
[Crossref]

H. Chen, S. C. Wilks, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Bonlie, C. D. Chen, S. N. Chen, C. Courtois, L. Elberson, G. Gregori, and W. Kruer, “Relativistic quasimonoenergetic positron jets from intense laser-solid interactions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(1), 015003 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

F. Ehlotzky, K. Krajewska, and J. Z. Kamiski, “Fundamental processes of quantum electrodynamics in laser fields of relativistic power,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 72, 046401 (2009).
[Crossref]

J. G. Kirk, A. R. Bell, and I. Arka, “Pair production in counter-propagating laser beams,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51, 085008 (2009).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

Y. Y. Ma, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, W. W. Chang, X. H. Yuan, M. Chen, H. C. Wu, J. Zheng, and J. Zhang, “Dense quasi-monoenergetic attosecond electron bunches from laser interaction with wire and slice targets,” Phys. Plasmas 13, 110702 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (2)

N. Naumova, I. Sokolov, J. Nees, A. Maksimchuk, V. Yanovsky, and G. Mourou, “Attosecond electron bunches,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93(19), 195003 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Q. Kong, S. Kawata, S. Miyauchi, K. Sakai, Y. K. Ho, and A. A. Andereev, “Electron bunch trapping and compression by an intense focused pulse laser,” Phys. Rev. E 69(5), 056502 (2004).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

K. Nakashima and H. Takabe, “Numerical study of pair creation by ulraintense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas 9(5), 1505–1512 (2002).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

C. Bula, K. T. Mcdonald, E. J. Prebys, C. Bamber, S. Boege, T. Kotseroglou, and C. R. Field, “Observation of nonlinear effects in Compton scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(17), 3116 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1951 (1)

J. Schwinger, “On gauge invariance and vacuum polarization,” Phys. Rev. 82, 664–679 (1951).
[Crossref]

1934 (2)

H. Bethe and W. Heitler, “On the stopping of Fast Particles and on the Creation of Positive Elctrons,” Pro. R. Soc. Lond. A 146, 83112 (1934).

G. Breit and J. A. Wheeler, “Collision of two light quanta,” Phys. Rev. 46(12), 1087–1091 (1934).
[Crossref]

Akli, K.

L. L. Ji, A. Pukhov, I. Y. Kostyukov, B. F. Shen, and K. Akli, “Radiation-reaction trapping of electrons in extreme laser fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 145003 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Andereev, A. A.

Q. Kong, S. Kawata, S. Miyauchi, K. Sakai, Y. K. Ho, and A. A. Andereev, “Electron bunch trapping and compression by an intense focused pulse laser,” Phys. Rev. E 69(5), 056502 (2004).
[Crossref]

Arber, T. D.

C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, R. Duclous, T. G. Blackburn, C. S. Brady, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, and A. R. Bell, “Modelling gamma-ray photon emission and pair production in high-intensity laser-matter interactions,” J. Comput. Phys. 260, 273–285 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. P. Ridgers, C. S. Brady, R. Duclous, J. G. Kirk, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, A. P. L. Robinson, and A. R. Bell, “Dense electron-positron plasmas and ultraintense γ-rays from laser-irradiated solids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 165006 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arka, I.

J. G. Kirk, A. R. Bell, and I. Arka, “Pair production in counter-propagating laser beams,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51, 085008 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bamber, C.

C. Bula, K. T. Mcdonald, E. J. Prebys, C. Bamber, S. Boege, T. Kotseroglou, and C. R. Field, “Observation of nonlinear effects in Compton scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(17), 3116 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bell, A. R.

T. G. Blackburn, C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, and A. R. Bell, “Quantum radiation reaction in laser-electron-beam collisions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 015001 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, R. Duclous, T. G. Blackburn, C. S. Brady, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, and A. R. Bell, “Modelling gamma-ray photon emission and pair production in high-intensity laser-matter interactions,” J. Comput. Phys. 260, 273–285 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. P. Ridgers, C. S. Brady, R. Duclous, J. G. Kirk, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, A. P. L. Robinson, and A. R. Bell, “Dense electron-positron plasmas and ultraintense γ-rays from laser-irradiated solids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 165006 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. G. Kirk, A. R. Bell, and I. Arka, “Pair production in counter-propagating laser beams,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51, 085008 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bennett, K.

C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, R. Duclous, T. G. Blackburn, C. S. Brady, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, and A. R. Bell, “Modelling gamma-ray photon emission and pair production in high-intensity laser-matter interactions,” J. Comput. Phys. 260, 273–285 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. P. Ridgers, C. S. Brady, R. Duclous, J. G. Kirk, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, A. P. L. Robinson, and A. R. Bell, “Dense electron-positron plasmas and ultraintense γ-rays from laser-irradiated solids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 165006 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Berestekii, V. B.

V. B. Berestekii, E. M. Lifshitz, and L. P. Pitaevskii, Quantum Electrodynamics, (Pergamon Press, 1982).

Bethe, H.

H. Bethe and W. Heitler, “On the stopping of Fast Particles and on the Creation of Positive Elctrons,” Pro. R. Soc. Lond. A 146, 83112 (1934).

Blackburn, T. G.

T. G. Blackburn, C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, and A. R. Bell, “Quantum radiation reaction in laser-electron-beam collisions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 015001 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, R. Duclous, T. G. Blackburn, C. S. Brady, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, and A. R. Bell, “Modelling gamma-ray photon emission and pair production in high-intensity laser-matter interactions,” J. Comput. Phys. 260, 273–285 (2014).
[Crossref]

Boege, S.

C. Bula, K. T. Mcdonald, E. J. Prebys, C. Bamber, S. Boege, T. Kotseroglou, and C. R. Field, “Observation of nonlinear effects in Compton scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 76(17), 3116 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bonlie, J.

H. Chen, S. C. Wilks, D. D. Meyerhofer, J. Bonlie, C. D. Chen, S. N. Chen, C. Courtois, L. Elberson, G. Gregori, and W. Kruer, “Relativistic quasimonoenergetic positron jets from intense laser-solid interactions,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(1), 015003 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Borghesi, M.

H. X. Chang, B. Qiao, Z. Xu, X. R. Xu, C. T. Zhou, X. Q. Yan, S. Z. Wu, M. Borghesi, M. Zepf, and X. T. He, “Generation of overdense and high-energy electron-positron-pair plasmas by irradiation of a thin foil with two ultraintense lasers,” Phys. Rev. E 92(5), 053107 (2015).
[Crossref]

Brady, C. S.

C. P. Ridgers, J. G. Kirk, R. Duclous, T. G. Blackburn, C. S. Brady, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, and A. R. Bell, “Modelling gamma-ray photon emission and pair production in high-intensity laser-matter interactions,” J. Comput. Phys. 260, 273–285 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. P. Ridgers, C. S. Brady, R. Duclous, J. G. Kirk, K. Bennett, T. D. Arber, A. P. L. Robinson, and A. R. Bell, “Dense electron-positron plasmas and ultraintense γ-rays from laser-irradiated solids,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 108(16), 165006 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Breit, G.

G. Breit and J. A. Wheeler, “Collision of two light quanta,” Phys. Rev. 46(12), 1087–1091 (1934).
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W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, L. M. Chen, S. Kawata, and J. Zhang, “Monoenergetic electron bunches generated from thin solid foils irradiated by ultrashort, ultraintense circularly polarized lasers,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 13, 071301 (2010).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic view of ultra-bright γ-ray flashes emission and attosecond ee+ bunches generation by two ultra-intense colliding lasers irradiating a micro-wire target.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Density distribution of attosecond electron bunches at t = 8T0 (a). Phase-space distribution of electrons (x, px) at t = 8T0 (b). Evolution of the electron energy spectrum (c). Distribution of the electron divergence angle at t = 8T0 and 12T0 (d).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Density distribution of high energy γ-photons at t = 9T0 (a) and 11T0 (c). The red dashed lines mark the micro-wire locations. Angle-resolved photon energy spectrum at t = 9T0 (b) and 11T0 (d). Here the cone angle φ = 12° and θ = 20°. Evolution of the photon energy spectra (e), total photon number, and photon average energy (f). Here (I) and (II) mark different stages of the photon emission during the laser-wire interaction.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Energy distribution (a) and energy spectra (b) of positrons. Positron divergence angle distribution at t = 9T0, 10T0, and 11T0 (c).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Effective temperature of attosecond electron bunches against the laser dimensionless parameter a0 (a). Final yield of secondary particles and the corresponding laser energy conversion efficiency against the parameter a0 (b). Here, the total number of photons and positrons, and the conversion efficiencies are all normalized by the corresponding maximal value in the case with a0 = 750. Number density distribution of γ-photons in full 3D simulations at t = 11T0 (c). The xz panel shows the projection of the photon density. Energy distribution of positron bunches in space at t = 11T0 (d). The insets in (c) and (d) show the corresponding energy spectra.

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η = e m e 3 c 4 | F μ v P v | γ e E S | E + β × c B | ,
χ = e 2 2 m e 3 c 4 | F μ v k v | ω γ 2 m e 3 c 4 E S | E + k × c B | ,
ε γ = 4 ε e 2 ω 0 4 ε e ω 0 + ( m e c 2 ) 2 ,
N e + = ε e + m e c 2 ( α E S E ) 3 / 4 ω 0 m e c 2 .

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