High quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator

Mark Wiggins, Richard Shanks, Riju Issac, Gregor H. Welsh, Maria Pia Anania, Enrico Brunetti, Gregory Vieux, Silvia Cipiccia, Bernhard Ersfeld, Mohammad Islam, Ronan Timothy Liam Burgess, Grace Manahan, Constantin Aniculaesei, W. A. Gillespie, A. M. MacLeod, Dino Jaroszynski

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Abstract

Very stable, high quality electron beams (current similar to 10 kA, energy spread < 1%, emittance similar to 1 pi mm mrad) have been generated in a laser-plasma accelerator driven by 25 TW femtosecond laser pulses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Conference on lasers and electro-optics (CLEO)/quantum electronics and laser science
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781557528902
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS) 2010 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 17 May 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS) 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period17/05/10 → …

Keywords

  • high quality
  • electron beams
  • laser wakefield accelerator
  • acceleration
  • x-ray lasers
  • spectroscopy
  • plasma density
  • plasma accelerators
  • particle accelerators
  • laser beams
  • gas lasers
  • charge coupled devices

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